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2004\02\16@081426 by 8859-9?B?1m1lciBZYWxo/Q==?=

Are there any products where it makes it easier to distinguish cables from
each other?  Like labeling, color coding, etc.  I have a lot of cables
around, I would like to label them, RS232, Null Modem, etc. etc.

Regards,

Omer

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2004\02\16@081426 by 8859-9?B?1m1lciBZYWxo/Q==?=

Are there any products where it makes it easier to distinguish cables from
each other?  Like labeling, color coding, etc.  I have a lot of cables
around, I would like to label them, RS232, Null Modem, etc. etc.

Regards,

Omer

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2004\02\16@082917 by SavanaPics

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I am not sure it you are Labeling cables or individual wires but the best
solution I know of is a labeling system made by BRADY. it is for this purpose. It
is pricey but it is made for professional use and will last forever.

The Poor Man's way, (aka, my way) is to use one made by Brother. They are
available at Office Max, Staples, Office Depot, or most any large office supply
firm. You can get multiple color labels and can print anything you want on
them. This one will not work on small wires and I suggest that you use clear
packaging tape over the label as it is not designed to be wrapped around a surface
and will peel.

Eddie Turner, KC4AWZ

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2004\02\16@082917 by SavanaPics

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I am not sure it you are Labeling cables or individual wires but the best
solution I know of is a labeling system made by BRADY. it is for this purpose. It
is pricey but it is made for professional use and will last forever.

The Poor Man's way, (aka, my way) is to use one made by Brother. They are
available at Office Max, Staples, Office Depot, or most any large office supply
firm. You can get multiple color labels and can print anything you want on
them. This one will not work on small wires and I suggest that you use clear
packaging tape over the label as it is not designed to be wrapped around a surface
and will peel.

Eddie Turner, KC4AWZ

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2004\02\16@231010 by Michael Johnston

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How about just wrapping each cable with a colored wire tie then make you a
master list with each colored tie on it and what the cable is used for
Just a thought
Michael Johnton
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2004\02\16@231010 by Michael Johnston
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How about just wrapping each cable with a colored wire tie then make you a
master list with each colored tie on it and what the cable is used for
Just a thought
Michael Johnton
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2004\02\16@232047 by Jonathan Johnson

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Or you could write on the cable sheath with a sharpie?, works for me. It's
permanent, waterproof, cheap,  quick and easy.

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2004\02\16@232047 by Jonathan Johnson

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Or you could write on the cable sheath with a sharpie?, works for me. It's
permanent, waterproof, cheap,  quick and easy.

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2004\02\17@012530 by Robert Rolf

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Jonathan Johnson wrote:
>
> Or you could write on the cable sheath with a sharpie?, works for me. It's
> permanent, waterproof, cheap,  quick and easy.

Permanent. Yes. Readable? No. as I found out the hard way.

The plasticizes in blue Cat5 cable caused the marker ink to diffuse
into a blurry outline over the 7 years since I first pulled the cable.
I've seen the same problem in white, cream, green and yellow cables,
all made by DIFFERENT manufacturers. The only common factor is that
all the jackets were PVC. The one teflon cable I have didn't retain
the ink, but the electrical tape I labeled it with is still holding
on fine, but with a bit of blur 4 years later. And with handling,
the Sharpie (R) ink rubbed off the cables, but not the white
electrical tape. I'm now labeling all my new pulls with a Sharpie
and white electrical tape. When attached like a flag (glue to glue)
it seems to last for years.

Robert

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2004\02\17@012530 by Robert Rolf

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Jonathan Johnson wrote:
>
> Or you could write on the cable sheath with a sharpie?, works for me. It's
> permanent, waterproof, cheap,  quick and easy.

Permanent. Yes. Readable? No. as I found out the hard way.

The plasticizes in blue Cat5 cable caused the marker ink to diffuse
into a blurry outline over the 7 years since I first pulled the cable.
I've seen the same problem in white, cream, green and yellow cables,
all made by DIFFERENT manufacturers. The only common factor is that
all the jackets were PVC. The one teflon cable I have didn't retain
the ink, but the electrical tape I labeled it with is still holding
on fine, but with a bit of blur 4 years later. And with handling,
the Sharpie (R) ink rubbed off the cables, but not the white
electrical tape. I'm now labeling all my new pulls with a Sharpie
and white electrical tape. When attached like a flag (glue to glue)
it seems to last for years.

Robert

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2004\02\17@013358 by Dan Devine

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I'm now labeling all my new pulls with a Sharpie
> and white electrical tape. When attached like a flag (glue to glue)
> it seems to last for years.


...And you can roll the flag around the cable & lock with a small
wire-tie if you want to keep it from getting ripped off during hard
physical activity....

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2004\02\17@013358 by Dan Devine

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I'm now labeling all my new pulls with a Sharpie
> and white electrical tape. When attached like a flag (glue to glue)
> it seems to last for years.


...And you can roll the flag around the cable & lock with a small
wire-tie if you want to keep it from getting ripped off during hard
physical activity....

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2004\02\17@015925 by Jonathan Johnson

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yep, that works well but like you said, fading is an issue.
I cant recall the manufacturer I got them off but, I had some nice cable tie
flags, just like an ordinary cable tie but with a flat portion at the
ratchet end to write on. faded a little over about 5-8yrs but was still
quite readable. I have also seen small tags designed to go with whatever
cable tie you wish for labelling too, they sit flat agains the side of the
cable sheath and run along the length of it.

wish I could be more precise with locales etc, sorry.


JJ



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2004\02\17@015925 by Jonathan Johnson

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yep, that works well but like you said, fading is an issue.
I cant recall the manufacturer I got them off but, I had some nice cable tie
flags, just like an ordinary cable tie but with a flat portion at the
ratchet end to write on. faded a little over about 5-8yrs but was still
quite readable. I have also seen small tags designed to go with whatever
cable tie you wish for labelling too, they sit flat agains the side of the
cable sheath and run along the length of it.

wish I could be more precise with locales etc, sorry.


JJ



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