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Insulated bootlace ferrule colours

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by ban-all-sheds, 14 Dec 2010.

  1. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

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    Are the colours of ferrules like these:

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    always determined by their size?
     
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    Should be, but there are two standards for colours. That picture seems to show a mix.
     
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    French Colour Code

    0.25mm² Violet
    0.5mm² White
    0.75mm² Blue
    1.0mm² Red
    1.5mm² Black
    2.5mm² Grey
    4.0mm² Orange
    6.0mm² Green
    10.0mm² Brown
    16.0mm² Ivory
    25.0mm² Black
    35.0mm² Red

    German Colour Code

    0.25mm² Light Blue
    0.5mm² Orange
    0.75mm² White
    1.0mm² Yellow
    1.5mm² Red
    2.5mm² Blue
    4.0mm² Grey
    6.0mm² Black
    10.0mm² Ivory
    16.0mm² Green
    25.0mm² Brown
    35.0mm² Beige

    We tend to use the French as it seems to be more prevalent.
     
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  5. ColJack

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    and then there's the double bootlaces which are different colours still...

    we have at work ( and I've no idea which code set they belong to.. )

    doubles
    0.5 = white
    0.75 = grey
    1.0 = red
    1.5 = black
    2.5 = blue
    4.0 = grey
     
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  7. ban-all-sheds

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    oh yeah don't use them.....i order alot of stuff on the projects i work on and i use cablecraft......i do get a nice discount as i order so much.....but RS are bloody good for last minute stuff, they deliver next day for us with orders up to 8pm.


    When you are searching thought hundereds of circuits its nice to sometimes have a helping hand to identify something

    :D

    I just wish there was just ONE bloody colour system
     
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    didn't I just say that? :mrgreen:
     
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    Given that we had to change our superior red/yellow/blue/black colour coding for phases to harmonise with Europe, why haven't they had to harmonise their colour codes on sizes?

    At the moment it seems like France has an unfair advantage in the supply of coloured ferrules.

    Blockade the lorries at the ports is what I say!!!
     
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    Yes you did, im slow at editing my posts, so i didn't see yours :D
     
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    Most wholesalers that stock the normal red, yellow, blue, crimps Made by SWA can order them from SWA for you, they work out a bit cheaper than RS
     
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    I used to use them on every panel I wired up, got the tool etc.

    Easy once you get the hang of it, although we only ever got white ones for the smallest cables in stock and they could easily pull off so had to be rotated and crimped again.

    What with putting upto 4 number rings on as well I'm glad I'm not doing it now.
     
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