I own a bunch of 25í, 50í, and 100í extension cords. Seen side by side, their lengths are clear. But by themselves or if stretched out, it is hard to know. Iíve tried attaching tags but they either tear off or rot off in the Arizona sun. So now Iím trying a new approach - color code bands.
The cords are mostly orange so I canít use that color. Brown also doesnít show up very well. Not a problem.
Borrowing from the resistor color code, I use the following codes:
25í - red band next to green band
50í - green band next to black band
100í - two black bands
Since the colors are bands around the cord near the male plug, they are always easy to locate.
Iím using a paint pen which might survive the sun.