Cable Core Assignment or Cable Color Assignment of NI Cables

Updated Nov 12, 2020

Reported In

Hardware

  • SH68-68
  • SH68F-68F-EPM Cable

Other

  • NI Cables

Issue Details

Where can I find the cable core assignment or cable color assignment of NI Cables?

Solution

In order to get the cable core assignment or cable color assignment there are the two following options:
  • (Option 1): If you know your cable type (e.g. SH68-68) go to Dimensional Drawings and insert your cable type you are looking for.
Choose dimensional drawings in the drop down menu on the left.


You will see one or more links. Press them and download the PDF file for the 2-D dimensional-drawings.

 
 
  • (Option 2): If you don't know your cable type you can visit NI Cable Product Site and search for your cable type.
After clicking one of this categories you can choose the exact properties of your cable.



After this you can find below a link to the dimensional drawings.
Press them and download the PDF file for the 2-D dimensional-drawings.

Additional Information

Not all dimensional drawings will include the wire bundles and colors. This can be due to a variety of reasons. If your goal is to cut open your cable to create a custom cable or modify the connector type of your cable please be aware of the risks to signal integrity and how that may void certain specifications for your module from being warranted. It is highly advised that you terminate the cable to an NI breakout box compatible with your cable and device. For more information on compatibility please refer to the NI Cable and Accessory Guide for your type of device. This documentation exists for most product lines and is linked in the Related Links section for NI DAQ devices. 

If you must create a custom cable there are some guides for NI DAQ devices, that are linked in the Related Links section. There can also be information in the user manual for your device.