Electrical tape is also known as insulating tape or PVC tape. It is most commonly used to insulate electrical wires and connections. It helps to prevent electric shocks and short circuits or even potential electrical fires from having bare wires exposed.
It is useful for repairing broken wires as well as making new electrical connections. Offering protection against dust, grime and water.
Electrical insulation tapes are made from vinyl plastics due to its stretchable nature and the insulation it offers against electricity.
PVC tape is also occasionally used on yachts to wrap up rigging screws. This helps to secure them and prevent against snags and tears on split pins.
Electrical tape come provided on the roll with a variety of colours available so you can colour code your wires.