Fiber Optic Color Code Identification Chart

March 8, 2012
By Colin Yao

Fiber strands and cables are manufactured with a standard color coding. This allows for easy, effective management and identification of strands.

An example; a loose buffer tube cable with 144 strands would have 12 tubes colored as indicated in the image below. Within each buffer tube would be 12 fiber strands using the same color scheme. Therefore, strand number 61 would be in the white buffer tube, blue fiber.