Is there a way to substitute length or color Sku to find an available Cat 5, 5E, 6 patch cable?
Issue: Customers may need to substitute one Cat X cable for a similar one due to availability.
Product Line: Cables and Connectivity Solutions
Environment: Cat 5E, Cat 6, Cat 6A patch cables
Cause: When a Cat X cable is unavailable customers need help finding a suitable replacement. This can be accomplished by changing the color, length or cable type.
Resolution : see below
When the patch cable Sku you want is unavailable please try another product family, color or length.
Our patch cable Skus are intelligent part numbers.
The base of the p/n has the product family, followed by a color designator, then the length.
For example: Sku 3827GY-15 is a Cat 5E UTP patch cable, Gray, 15 foot long.
3827 = the product family of Cat 5E UTP patch cables. (cable type)
GY is a color code designator for Gray. (color)
-15 is a designator for 15 foot. (length)
Here are all of the common designators:
BK = Black
BL = Blue
GR = Green
GY = Gray
RD = Red
WH = White
YL = Yellow
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