My grandson has autism and has chewed up the cord to the computer. The wires are not cut but the insulation is gone.

Can I use duck tape till I get a new cord?

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    cord? Which one, the AC power cord? $5 at walmart, dont even mess with it. – agentp Mar 4 '18 at 15:09
  • @agentp Almost all desktops (Apple may be different) use a standard readily available cord. But laptop cords vary quite a bit, and often the cord is together with the power converter "brick". – manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact Mar 4 '18 at 17:21
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    Sorry to hear about the medical condition, but I should note that chewing through an AC wire (120 volts) can be deadly. You might research AFCI circuit breakers. – Aloysius Defenestrate Mar 4 '18 at 17:42
  • the OP didn't say anything about laptops. We could be talking about a keyboard wire too. Who knows.. – agentp Mar 4 '18 at 17:49
  • @manassehkatz Apple isn't different. They put a little plastic shroud on it to make it look cooler, but it is the same and is interchangeable. The shroud is easily unclipped and reclipped if you need to use an Apple cord on a normal device. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Mar 4 '18 at 22:58

Electrical tape is designed not to conduct electricity. Common duct tape is under no such design requirement, and shouldn't be used for anything electrical.

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