Cable Color Standards

This document lists the cable color standards that we have chosen for cables on campus.

Copper Data Patch Cord Jacket Colors

NOTE: DoIT only provides gray ethernet patch cables.

  • Gray: Standard ethernet connection
  • Green: Crossover ethernet connection
  • Yellow: POE (power over ethernet)
  • Orange: Analog Non-Ethernet
  • Purple: Digital Non-Ethernet
  • Blue: Terminal server connection
  • Red: IP cameras
  • Black: additional general ethernet color for departmental use
  • Pink: additional general ethernet color for departmental use
  • White: additional general ethernet color for departmental use

Copper Data Cable Jacket Colors

  • Blue: Non-plenum
  • Pink: Plenum

Copper Voice Cable Jacket Colors

  • White: Non-plenum
  • Violet: Plenum

Fiber Cable Jacket Colors

  • Aqua: 50/125 micron multi mode fiber
  • Yellow: 9/125 micron single mode fiber
  • Orange: 62.5/125 micron multi mode fiber

The following can be used as needed by departments for their unique needs:




Keywords:Cable Color Standards cat5 cat6 plenum patch cord fiber code   Doc ID:3550
Owner:John C.Group:Network Services
Created:2005-03-08 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-04-14 10:58 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Network Services, Systems & Network Control Center
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