Cable Colors

Michael Smith mksmith at
Tue Jun 17 02:15:06 UTC 2008

Hi Joe:
> Hello Newbie here (hopefully I have the correct list),
> I was just wondering if anyone knows of a website with recommended
> colors for cables for a new datacenter?
> I have written some things down but I don't want to get stuck saying
> 'darn, I wish I would have bought this color for this type, now I am
> stuck'.
> What standard color to use if voice and data on same interface etc. Thanks.
> -- 
> Thank You, Joe

I have found that it's better not to standardize on wire color because
someone will always use the wrong color in a pinch if it will solve an
immediate problem.  Instead, come up with a labeling system that clearly
defines the physical source and destination of the wire.


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