Method 3--calls for the use of solid colors or solid
cables. Table 2-4 gives the telephone identification
base colors with tracers as required.
color codes for telephone cables. Table 2-5 gives the
special identification color codes for conductors and
Method 4--calls for the use of colored braids.
groups of conductors, such as pairs and triads. Letter
Method 5--calls for the use of the printed letter
identification codes consist of the letters A, B, C, and D
on the outermost insulating tape or the printed letter
printed in block type and with black, white, red, and
on a polyester binder tape over the insulating tape.
green ink, respectively. There are six methods of apply-
ing identification to the conductors of a cable. They are
Method 6--calls for numerals to be printed in ink
on the insulation of the conductor.
Method 1--calls for printing of the number and
color designation on the outer surface of the insulation
or jacket of each conductor.
Method 2--calls for the use of opaque white
A new cable comparison handbook is being
polyester tapes that have been printed with both the
developed by NAVSEA and will contain information
number and color designation prior to application.
on the most current cables authorized for shipboard
use. The new handbook will provide information to
Table 2-4.--Telephone Identification Code (TEL)
supply and installation activities on the use of
electrical shipboard cable, particularly in the selection
of suitable alternate or substitute cables for use in lieu
of specified types and sizes that might not be
immediately available, and for selecting a currently
available item suitable for replacement of obsolete
items. Cables will be listed in the handbook by general
classifications as to application and design.
Metal tags embossed with the cable designations
are used to identify all permanently installed
shipboard electrical cables. The tags (fig. 2-41), when
properly applied, afford easy identification of cables
for purposes of maintenance and repair of IC circuits.
Table 2-5.-Special Identification Code (SPL)