Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums
Dale

Labeling cords

Recommended Posts

I was getting out my lor boxes last night and noticed all my channel labels where almost all worn-away off the plugs coming out of the box's. I used duct tape and wrote on them with pen for 1-16.

I know this was talked about awhile ago but I cant find the post

So how DO YOU label your LOR plugs????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I write the channel number on the end of each cable using a sharpie.
You might also try a white paint stick if you are using black cables.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Radio Shack sells a package of Self Laminating Wire and Cable Markers that work great. You can get 24 lables for under $2.

This is what I use. Item # 278-1616

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've tried the labeling machines, but the labels fall off (unless you get the really expensive purpose-built ones for labeling wiring). So I've resorted to sharpie/paint pen.

I have a controller (non-LOR) going on it's 9th season this year, and as far as I remember I've never redid the sharpie labels on it. They are still readable...

-Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dale wrote:

I bought few packs of the labels That Dale W used from RS I hope the work well

Could you clarify? What is "RS"?

Just asking because I might be interested...

-Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RS = Radio Shack

I bought 2 packs of 24 I will be putting these on my cords soon

24 pack was $2.00

right now I have a peice of duct tape with the number on it in blue ink pen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the quick response. You don't happen to have the RS cat # handy, do you?

-Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly use White Out in the bottle.

It will last for years rain or snow. I have used it for years to mark the parts I replace on equipment. I know how many hours they last and it is great on black oil filters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, those labels look promising.

I haven't tried white-out either. I may have to give it a shot, although I'm not sure we even have any around anymore :) I've used liquid paint pens though and they seem to work well.

-Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dale wrote:

If they work well all credit goes to Dale W not me



I'll just say "Thanks Dale!" and cover you both! :)

-Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used White Out on oil filters on equipment for years and the equipment works in the rain. I use them on my controller plugs and the boxes to number them all and they stay out in the rain. I have a friend who has an auto repair shop. Each part he put on a car, like a starter, altenator, etc. he marks the date and mileage.

It really holds up well. Much better than a magic marker type item.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found a sharpie that is silver in color and marked the ends of my cords. Works great.

-Patrick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest wbottomley

I use a Sharpie paint marker. Works great!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Return Address Label Sheets, Avery #5167

Using them, I code my channels. For example, my tags like this:

3 3 3 3
19 19 19 19

The 3 tells me it's the 3rd channel. What that 19 tells me is that it's the 3rd channel on the 2nd controller (16 channels + 3). One of the benefits of the bottom number is that I inventory my channels on LOR. I can use the 19 as a control number for sorting purposes.

Actually, if I redid the stickers, I would add the unit number. Example:

4 4 4 4
7 7 7 7
55 55 55 55

Thus, that'll be Unit #4, Channel #7, 55th channel overall (16+16+16+7)

The sequence above is on about 1/2 the sticker. The other half stays blank. Take the sticker off, wrap it around the wire, and *presto*...no matter which angle you look at the sticker, you can see the number.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeff Millard wrote:

DrNiceGuy wrote:
Earlier this year, I was introduced to 3M wire marker and never looked back.

One of the things I like most about them Roy is that they don't seem to come off like the ones that come on a card. I was looking at some wiring that I labeled with them about four years ago in a substation a work. Every wire I labeled with those 3M labels still look like they were done yesterday. I'm glad you found a good source for them. They're a little pricy but work very well. I just wish they had two rolls for the "1"

Jeff


Hi, Jeff:

I ended up getting 2 more complete 0-9 rolls with dispenser from ebay for $10 each. Like you, I went through the "1" and "2" rolls very quickly with everything I had to label. Thanks again for "sample"!

-Roy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use bag clips that come from Tyson 8 piece chicken and Tyson chicken quarters . They are similar to the one s that are on bread bags but larger about 1 1/2 inches square. They also are in four different colors. Which works for me since I have 4 controllers. So if you know some one that works in food service. ex. hospital, manufacturing plant, or college as I do ask them if they can get you some these. I'll try to post a pic later of them.

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use colored electrical tape and a sharpie. Still readable after 3 years .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...