Talk:Ribbon cable

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Is red pin 1 or is brown pin 1?[edit]

The article says, "Brown is pin 1 or pin 11 or pin 21 etc. Red is pin 2 or pin 12 or pin 22 etc." in the first paragraph. However, the caption by the picture says, "Left: 20-way grey ribbon cable with wire no. 1 marked red." Also, if you go to this website, in the fourth paragraph it says, "Red means Pin 1." Can someone please clear this up for me? --Leo628 15:37, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

you aren't reading the article correctly "The order of colors in a rainbow colored cable is the same as the electronic color code. (Brown is pin 1 or pin 11 or pin 21 etc. Red is pin 2 or pin 12 or pin 22 etc.)" (emphasis added). --Plugwash 15:37, 19:10, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
I think you have highlighted a problem with the opening paragraph. In my opinion it is too long and uses a rather confusing writing style. The information about colors could and should be rewritten as a separate paragraph later in the article. -- Nick 15:56, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Good idea; it seems much easier to read now. --Leo628 20:12, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Ribbon Cables and the FCC[edit]

For anyone interested in this issue and/or looking for sources for uncited claims in this article, one can try:

Science.gov v5.0 : Main View : Search Results for Full Record: flat conductor cable fcc.

Regards, siNkarma86—Expert Sectioneer of Wikipedia
86 = 19+9+14 + karma = 19+9+14 + talk
15:12, 25 July 2011 (UTC

History section[edit]

The whole history section of the article sounds like an advertisement for Cicoil in my opinion. 84.251.1.46 (talk) 14:45, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Also known as IDE Cable?[edit]

Is this cable not also known as IDE cable? Not sure what it stands for, perhaps Interface Device Extension? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 150.101.157.241 (talk) 03:43, 3 April 2014 (UTC)