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Standard Industry Color Codes

ICEA Paired Color Code

Pair
Number
Leg 1
Color
Leg 1
Tracer
Leg 2
Color
1 Black - White
2 Red - White
3 Green - White
4 Orange - White
5 Blue - White
6 White Black White
7 Red Black White
8 Green Black White
9 Orange Black White
10 Blue Black White
11 Black White White
12 Red White White
13 Green White White
14 Blue White White
15 Black Red White
16 White Red White
17 Orange Red White
18 Blue Red White
19 Red Green White
20 Orange Green White
21 Black - White

Color Code Chart Per NEMA & ICEA Method 1/K-1

Cond. No. Base Color 1st Tracer Color 2nd Tracer Color
1 Black - -
2 White - -
3 Red - -
4 Green - -
5 Orange - -
6 Blue - -
7 White Black -
8 Red Black -
9 Green Black -
10 Orange Black -
11 Blue Black -
12 Black White -
13 Red White -
14 Green White -
15 Blue White -
16 Black Red -
17 White Red -
18 Orange Red -
19 Blue Red -
20 Red Green -
21 Orange Green -
22 Black White Red
23 White Black Red
24 Red Black White
25 Green Black White
26 Orange Black White
27 Blue Black White
28 Black Red Green
29 White Red Green
30 Red Black Green
31 Green Black Orange
32 Orange Black Green
33 Blue White Orange
34 Black White Orange
35 White Red Orange
36 Orange White Blue
37 White Red Blue
38 Black White Green
39 White Black Green
40 Red White Green
41 Green White Blue
42 Orange Red Green
43 Blue Red Green
44 Black White Blue
45 White Black Blue
46 Red White Blue
47 Green Orange Red
48 Orange Red Blue
49 Blue Red Orange
50 Black Orange Red
51 White Black Orange
52 Red Orange Black
53 Green Red Blue
54 Orange Black Blue
55 Blue Black Orange
56 Black Orange Green
57 White Orange Green
58 Red Orange Green
59 Green Black Blue
60 Orange Green Blue

Color Code Chart Per NEMA & ICEA Method 1/K-2

Cond. No. Base Color Tracer Color
1 Black -
2 Red -
3 Blue -
4 Orange -
5 Yellow -
6 Brown -
7 Red Black
8 Blue Black
9 Orange Black
10 Yellow Black
11 Brown Black
12 Black Red
13 Blue Red
14 Orange Red
15 Yellow Red
16 Brown Red
17 Black Blue
18 Red Blue
19 Orange Blue
20 Yellow Blue
21 Brown Blue
22 Black Orange
23 Red Orange
24 Blue Orange
25 Yellow Orange
26 Brown Orange
27 Black Yellow
28 Red Yellow
29 Blue Yellow
30 Orange Yellow
31 Brown Yellow
32 Black Brown
33 Red Brown
34 Blue Brown
35 Orange Brown
36 Yellow Brown

Color Code for SO Cords

Tracer Color

Cond. No. Color Tracer Color
1 Black -
2 White -
3 Green -
4 Red -
5 Orange -
6 Blue -
7 White Black
8 Red Black
9 Green Black
10 Orange Black
11 Blue Black
12 Black White
13 Red White
14 Green White
15 Blue White
16 Black Red
17 White Red
18 Orange Red
19 Blue Red
20 Red Green
21 Orange Green

*Note: Colors repeat after 21 conductors.

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