Color code to VDE 0293-308 + HD 308.S2

For cables up to 5 cores the VDE color code for cables for the connection of mobile power consumers applies as follows:

With Green-Yellow Ground:
1 core - green-yellow
2 cores - brown / blue
3 cores - yellow-green / brown / blue
4 cores - yellow-green / brown / black / gray
5 cores - yellow-green / gray / black / brown / blue
6 or more - yellow-green / black cores with white numbers

** for 6 cores and above, after the green/yellow ground the other cores are black with white numbers from center outward beginning with #1. The green-yellow ground is always in the outer layer. For special cable types FLEX-JB, SY-JB, CY-JB and POWER-JB, please see JB Full Color Code chart.


Without Green-Yellow Ground:
1 core - black
2 cores - brown / blue
3 cores - gray / brown / black
4 cores - gray / blue / brown / black
5 cores - gray / black / blue / brown / black
6 or more - black cores with white numbers

** For 6 cores and above, all cores are black with white numbers from center outward beginning with #1. No green-yellow ground is present. For special cable types FLEX-OB, SY-OB and CY-OB, please see OB Full Color Code chart.
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