Working with flat copper tape whilst installing a hearing / induction loop

Working with flat copper tape whilst installing a hearing / induction loop


Hi I’m Sam from Ampetronic and I’m going to
be demonstrating today our 18mm flat copper tape and we use this to install loops to ensure
that the loop does not ground to earth. It’s best practise to sweep the area first and
if you are laying upon metal system flooring to then lay a base layer of tape. This can
be the Printed Warning Tape or a traditional gaffer tape. This helps to prevent the loop
from grounding to the metal sheet. So the technique would be to put a base layer down,
followed by your loop cable, like so. Flat copper tape comes in two cable lengths it
comes on 50 metre or 100 metre reels. If laying loops in a larger room, you will come into
instances where you have to join two pieces of tape together, that’s what we will be demonstrating
today. In order to join two pieces of flat copper tape together we recommend using a
fairly hot soldering iron. Your tape would be laid as so and the first thing that you
will want to do is to make sure that it is secure to the floor so that you can put pressure
on the tape. You want to heat up the tape over the surface that you want to solder on
and then apply some solder and work it across the area. You would then take your new roll
of tape and lay it off to one side tape this to a surface that you can solder upon
and repeat the same process. have Once you tinned both ends, place them on top of one
another, securing down the tapes so that it hasn’t got any movement when you’re soldering
and then apply heat to the joint. Once you’ve got the join, you want to feel around for
any sharp edges to make sure that a sharp bit of solder isn’t going to cut through your
insulation tape and then apply some insulation. Around the join and then this is good to go
under the floor. Okay so when connecting feed cables you follow the same approach obviously
there is one cable that goes to your send and one cable that goes to your return. You
start by tinning the flat copper tape as we did before. There is no need to remove the
insulation as it will melt away under the heat of the solder. You then tin your feed
cable. Make sure that you have a decent amount of overlap between the two cables, and then apply heat. Once you have made your join, apply some tape to insulate. When laying flat copper tape, following one of our designs, you’ll have to make a series of 90 degree
turns. To do this, you simply fold the tape at a right angle and continue your run. Like
so. Once you have laid all of your flat copper tape, PWT is then applied to the surface. PWT is applied to the top of flat copper tape in order to provide protection against alkaline
and to hold the tape in place, and also to serve as a visual reminder to carpet fitters
not to cut the tape. When installing flat copper tape in areas with high volumes of
traffic, such as doorways. It can be important to use extrusion to secure the tape against
chemical damage. The extrusion fits on top, like so, and the adhesive stops it from moving.
Thank you for watching this video, I hope it has been of help, if you have any more
questions then please contact us via the website or on the phone.

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