can electrical tape safely fix my charger wire?it got chewed a little by my puppy and it looked like it sparked a little but still works ?
- The DevilLv 71 month ago
Splice and solder the damaged wire and cover it with shrink tube. Train the dog to not chew on wires, before it gets a mouthful of red kryptonite chomping on a high voltage cord. Dogs are smart enough to be taught better than some people.
- mermelizLv 72 months ago
Carefully separate the two wires first in order to prevent them from shorting across one another. Then use electrical tape to wrap around each wire individually. After wrapping them individually, you can then wrap them together with another bit of electrical tape. After which, find a way to keep your cute lil puppy from chewing on them again. Perhaps a chew toy or rawhide chews or something. My dog liked the meat flavored rawhide chews.Source(s): retired electrician
- 2 months ago
If you still have the puppy, consider putting a cord cover over the cord after taping over it.
These should also be available at AutoZone and perhaps Lowe's:
It's compromised,, that can cause a short circuit!
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- keerokLv 72 months ago
Time to buy a new one.
If it is a low voltage wire then electrical tape should be OK. If it is a high voltage mains wire then ideally it should be replaced.
- Lord BaconLv 72 months ago
Electrical insulating tape should keep it safe if you adequately cover any damage to the wire's insulation, including between adjacent wires if both are damaged. NEVER leave it so it can spark. Ideally, a damaged wire should be replaced or shortened to remove the damaged area but, realistically, a good enough covering of electrical tape is probably all it needs.