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Does electical tape melt easily? Answered

I've coated my usb (the circuit board, split the case) in electrical tape, but the USB gets warm (as expected. Will this damage my USB, despite the fact that it's a useless 128mb one anyway?

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-02-29

It melts easily with a lighter, but the usb should be fine.

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Goodhart (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-29

:-) some of he cheaper stuff gets pretty soft in the sunlight LOL Like that stack of 10 rolls of electrical tape I bought for $2 .... what a mess...

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Goodhart2008-03-01

The glue on it melts, not the tape. I hate that glue!

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Goodhart (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-03-01

I have had the tape actually soften up in the direct sunlight, but yeah, the glue doesn't hold at all under those conditions. Friction tape works, if you can get the good stuff, but it can be pricey too.

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Goodhart2008-03-01

Ugh! and it gets all over and doesn't come off

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tech-king (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-03-01
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CameronSS (author)2008-02-29

If your flash drive gets hot enough to melt electrical tape, than gooey vinyl is the least of your worries. The circuitry will fry before the tape melts.

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Noodle93 (author)CameronSS2008-02-29

I'm going to pretend your answer was the only one. :D Thanks everyone.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-02-29

. The sticky stuff has a tendency to migrate when it gets warm, especially with the cheaper brands. It makes a mess and it's nonconductive, which could cause a problem with the connections. Not that big of a deal if you keep an eye out for it..

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