Quick Tip: Color code your cables when bundling them up

Apr 19, 2016

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Quick Tip: Color code your cables when bundling them up

Apr 19, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you, like me bundle up your USB and short power cables on travel, color coding them may be very helpful for getting them untangled quickly.

If the cable are color coded, and you did not make too much of a mess when bundling them with a cable tie, you should just be able to pull the two color coded ends and get one whole cable in your hands.

You can do this with color coded electrical tape, or if you have kids, you probably have some washy tape around the house.

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2 responses to “Quick Tip: Color code your cables when bundling them up”

  1. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
    Gvido Mūrnieks

    Those kinked cables made me cringe. :D I suggest to learn to roll cables propertly: https://youtu.be/0yPcJD7RVuY

    This is specially important, for audio and USB cables, that have braided shielding, because this shielding gets brittle from twisting and hard bending.

  2. Carson Avatar
    Carson

    This is a great tip if you want your cables to get sticky and collect grime. Really well thought out.