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3M Super 88 Scotch Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape

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Product Description

3M Scotch Super 88 Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape is a premium professional-grade, 8.5-mil thick, all-weather vinyl insulating tape. It is designed to perform continuously in ambient temperatures up to 105°C (220°F). The tape is conformable for cold weather applications down to -18°C (0°F). It has excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids, corrosion, and varying weather conditions. The combination of elastic backing and aggressive adhesive provides moisture-tight electrical and mechanical protection with minimum bulk. Scotch® Tape Super 88 is an Underwriters' Laboratories Listed and Canadian Standards Association Certified "Insulating Tape." The tape is compatible with solid dielectric cable insulations and with rubber and synthetic splicing compounds, as well as epoxy and polyurethane resins. It inhibits corrosion of electrical conductors and can be used for indoor and outdoor applications.

Uses and Applications

  • Primary electrical insulation for all wire and cable splices rated up to 600 volts and 105°C (220°F)
  • Primary electrical insulation for 600-volt bus applications, and protective jacketing for high- and low-voltage bus
  • Protective jacketing for high-voltage cable splices and repairs
  • Harnessing of wires and cables
Made in the U.S.

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

3M Super 88 Scotch Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape
  • Standards Met: UL 510 Listed; Standard C22.2 No. 197-M1983 Certification; RoHS 2002/95/EC
  • Carrier/Backing: polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film
  • Adhesive: rubber   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 8.5 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 28 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Adhesion to Backing: 28 ounces per inch
  • Tensile Strength: 20 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Dielectric Breakdown: 10000 volts
  • Service/Operating Temperature: 0°F to 220°F
  • Elongation: 250%
  • Core: 1-1/2" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll Sizes/Widths

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

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Super 88 Standard sizes


3/4 in. x 66 ft. **66-foot length

Actual Size: 19mm wide

SUPER 88/ 07566

UPC = 638060080016

Single Roll (1-9 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (10-29 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (30-49 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 50 Rolls)


a 11% discount

a 12% discount

a 13% discount





3/4 in. x 108 ft.

Actual Size: 19mm wide

SUPER 88/ 075108

UPC = 054007103233

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36-59 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)


a 6% discount

a 7% discount

a 8% discount





1-1/2 in. x 108 ft.

Actual Size: 38mm wide

SUPER 88/ 15108

UPC = 054007103493

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36-59 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)


a 5% discount

a 6% discount

a 6% discount





2 in. x 108 ft.

Actual Size: 50.8mm wide

SUPER 88/ 2108

UPC = 054007103561

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36-59 Rolls)

5+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)


a 3% discount

a 4% discount

a 5% discount





Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

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User Reviews

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Lyndon S. Verified Buyer May 15, 2019
Super 88
3M Super 88 Scotch Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape
Has 3M ever made a sub-excellent product?? It’s a simple answer...NO...not in my numerous years of using and appreciating many many of their products. If I need it, and if it says “3M”, I buy it and know it will do the job I need it to do.
Jim J. Verified Buyer Dec 01, 2017
Wide electrical tape
3M Super 88 Scotch Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape
This tape is so much easier to use than the 3/4 inch stuff. You can cut it to any size and it works for all sizes of jobs. I only carry one roll for everything. Very hard to find, thanks for carrying it.
dawn k. Verified Buyer May 08, 2017
shipped and received as promised
3M Super 88 Scotch Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape
shipped and received as promised
3M Super 88 Scotch Heavy-Duty Grade Electrical Tape
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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