Copper UTP SHEATH Cables Colours Standard coding

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Mar 27th, 2009
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Dear All,

I am setup a new Data Center, I'd like to know if exist an international sheath cable color coding?

Best regards,


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tom_fox_ki4qqq Fri, 03/27/2009 - 05:05
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I have never heard of one. Each company seems to have their own rules.

I would suggest using very different colors for each rule. For example, if you use light blue for straight-through on a public segment, then use red for crossovers instead of say, green. It's much easier to see.

I also have a preference for the neon style colors, instead of the darker ones. They seem easier to trace in dark cabinets/racks.

BrinksArgentina Mon, 05/25/2009 - 10:16
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I use red for trunks. It reminds me that a lot of things can go wrong if you touch one of these.

Ey! We can propose the NetPro color code standard!!!


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