Color Code Methods
Identification method 1 consists of surface printing of both number and color designations.
Identification method 2 uses translucent (opaque) polyester tapes, which have been printed with both the number and the color designation.
Identification method 3 consists of the use of solid base colors, or solid base colors with tracers as required. The base color may be either the color of the insulation or the color of a coating applied to the insulation. The tracers are ink stripes of the required color.
Identification method 4 consists of the use of colored braids. Tracers consist of the required colors applied by three adjacent carriers. Where two tracers are required, they will be applied with reverse lay.
Identification method 5 consists of the use of the printed letter on the outermost insulating tape, or the printed letter on a polyester binder tape over the insulating tapes. If the insulating tapes are white, no printing is required on the white conductor.
Identification method 6 consists of numerals printed in ink on the conductor insulation. For conductors having a jacket directly over the insulation, the numerals may be printed in ink on the jacket, at the manufacturer’s option.