Flat copper tape

Copper Foil Tape
Part code: See ordering info in the specifications

Ampetronic flat copper tape (cable) is the default choice when installing loop cable under floor coverings such as carpet, wood, laminate, tiles or linoleum. The cable will not be visible under most floor coverings and is generally secured to the floor with Printed Warning Tape that alerts tradespeople, such as carpet fitters to its presence.

The tape can attached to feeder cables using crimps or soldering and plastic extrusion is available to cover it in high traffic areas. There are three sizes of flat cable available depending on application. The insulating layer of the cable is bonded to the copper for better handling.

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Ampetronic flat copper tape (cable) is the default choice when installing loop cable under floor coverings such as carpet, wood, laminate, tiles or linoleum. The cable will not be visible under most floor coverings and is generally secured to the floor with Printed Warning Tape that alerts tradespeople, such as carpet fitters to it’s presence.

The construction of the cable is copper foil of 0.1mm thickness, covered in bonded Polyester film. Total thickness is 0.25mm (0.01”).

To turn a corner, the tape is folded over. To terminate, tin the end of the tape with a good soldering iron, melting the plastic coat with the solder. Solder on a wire (or the next length of tape) to the copper tape, and insulate with electrical tape.

Ordering info

The cable is supplied in 50m (160ft) or 100m (320ft) reels.

Part Number Width Thickness (CSA) Current Length Weight
ACFB50U10 10mm 0.1mm 1.0mm2 11A Max 50m 0.52Kg
ACFB50U18 18mm 0.1mm 1.8mm2 18A Max 50m 0.96Kg
ACFB100U18 18mm 0.1mm 1.8mm2 18A Max 100m 1.89Kg
ACFB50U20 20mm 0.15mm 3.0mm2 22A Max 50m 1.5kg
ACFB100U20 20mm 0.15mm 3.0mm2 22A Max 100m 2.84kg
Specifications (PDF)

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Flat copper tape

Flat copper tape applications include:

    • Under floor perimeter loops
    • Under floor Multiloops / Phased Array
    • Can be fitted under most coverings with no effect on the magnetic field.
      - Carpet
      - Vinyl
      - Linoleum
      - Wood
      - Laminate
      - Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles
      - On top of metal decking (requires high power driver and appropriate loop design)

Optional accessories
Printed Warning Tape, PVC Extrusion and Crimps

Installation note
When installed, Ampetronic flat copper tape is not normally visible through carpets and floor coverings. However, if used under particularly thin floor coverings, the line of the tape may be slightly visible. The installer is responsible for confirming the compatibility of all materials before they are used in any project.

Warranty Information
Copper Tape and Printed Warning Tape are warranted against defects in manufacture present at the time of supply. The warranty does not cover installation errors or mechanical damage to the products.

Other installation accessories:

For help and guidance on hearing loop / induction loop installation please see our information centre. 

Ampetronic flat copper tape (cable) is the default choice when installing loop cable under floor coverings such as carpet, wood, laminate, tiles or linoleum. The cable will not be visible under most floor coverings and is generally secured to the floor with Printed Warning Tape that alerts tradespeople, such as carpet fitters to it’s presence.

The construction of the cable is copper foil of 0.1mm thickness, covered in bonded Polyester film. Total thickness is 0.25mm (0.01”).

To turn a corner, the tape is folded over. To terminate, tin the end of the tape with a good soldering iron, melting the plastic coat with the solder. Solder on a wire (or the next length of tape) to the copper tape, and insulate with electrical tape.

Ampetronic Flat Copper Tape is UL recognised for fire retardancy and uses RoHS compliant, halogen free, non-toxic polyester insulation.

The cable is supplied in 50m (160ft) or 100m (320ft) reels.

Part Number Width Thickness (CSA) Current Length Weight
ACFB50U10 10mm 0.1mm 1.0mm2 11A Max 50m 0.52Kg
ACFB50U18 18mm 0.1mm 1.8mm2 18A Max 50m 0.96Kg
ACFB100U18 18mm 0.1mm 1.8mm2 18A Max 100m 1.89Kg
ACFB50U20 20mm 0.15mm 3.0mm2 22A Max 50m 1.5kg
ACFB100U20 20mm 0.15mm 3.0mm2 22A Max 100m 2.84kg
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Features

Ampetronic flat copper tape (cable) is the default choice when installing loop cable under floor coverings such as carpet, wood, laminate, tiles or linoleum. The cable will not be visible under most floor coverings and is generally secured to the floor with Printed Warning Tape that alerts tradespeople, such as carpet fitters to it’s presence.

The construction of the cable is copper foil of 0.1mm thickness, covered in bonded Polyester film. Total thickness is 0.25mm (0.01”).

To turn a corner, the tape is folded over. To terminate, tin the end of the tape with a good soldering iron, melting the plastic coat with the solder. Solder on a wire (or the next length of tape) to the copper tape, and insulate with electrical tape.

Specifications (PDF)

Click here to open datasheet in a new tab

Ordering info

The cable is supplied in 50m (160ft) or 100m (320ft) reels.

Part Number Width Thickness (CSA) Current Length Weight
ACFB50U10 10mm 0.1mm 1.0mm2 11A Max 50m 0.52Kg
ACFB50U18 18mm 0.1mm 1.8mm2 18A Max 50m 0.96Kg
ACFB100U18 18mm 0.1mm 1.8mm2 18A Max 100m 1.89Kg
ACFB50U20 20mm 0.15mm 3.0mm2 22A Max 50m 1.5kg
ACFB100U20 20mm 0.15mm 3.0mm2 22A Max 100m 2.84kg

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