[Q] Is there a specific color code associated with the PVC jacketing
of CAT 5 Cables?
[A] Patch Cables are offered in many colors from a variety
of companies, the most popular colors being white, gray, blue,
red, and black.
colors do have any specific assigned purpose. It is not as if
all crossover cables will be red, for example.
installers will choose specific colors for their patch cables
and crossover cables in order to help them mark certain equipment
or location assignments of the cable. for example, if all of
your computers in a specific area are connected using blue patch
cables, and you are required to set up a "temporary"
station for someone, you might select a different color from
the others to help you identify it quickly among all the other
some cases, like military applications, a Standard Operation
Procedure may exist for Information Technology installation
requiring that certain cable colors are used to indicate what
type of equipment is attached to it, or what type of location
the cable is being run to.
5 Cable Company offers 4 additional colors: yellow, green, orange,
and purple. This allows for a great degree of flexibility for
your cabling assignments. Any length of our Patch Cables and Crossover Cables can be made using these colors.
you need the finest quality cables, and the best variety, we
are here to help.
FAQ QUESTION: Can I order
CAT 5e Cables with boots of a different color?
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