Taped high frequency Litz wire constructions are mainly suitable for applications requiring a high break down voltage. Taping gives Litz wire improved capability to withstand flexing and mechanical stress. Self-adhesive tape material increases protection against re-opening during and after manufacturing processes and thus secures the compliance with defined creepage distance.
Some tapes can be thermally sealed, when used in conjunction with certain wire enamel types.
The individual wires excellent adhesion and bonding characteristics can be achieved. Thermally sealed tapes can be selected from a number of material types for special applications all promoting various degrees of flexibility and mechanical protection for the Litz wire construction.