Micro-B Cable 3.0 Cable Wiring Question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Wulfeken, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Wulfeken

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    Sep 19, 2016
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    Ok, I am building a Mycloud Server using a Raspberry 3.0 and an external hard drive that has a Micro-B Cable 3.0 cable. I have decided to tidy my setup by cutting the cables down to 8 inches. No problems on all the other cables but on the Micro-B Cable I am stymied. I have the usual color wires, red, black, green, white and I have just stripped them down and attached color to color.. but this cable has 2 extra wires and they are the same color. They look to be silver with white stripping. Now, I know how to match wires.. but how do I match two identical wires. Here is a picture. If anyone has any ideas, please.. I have tried to search on the net.. but cannot find an answer.

    Thanks,

    Kody
     
  2. AlbertHall

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    Those two foil covered wires each contain two separate wires making four wires in all, plus the foil shield. all these need to be connected separately.
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  3. Wulfeken

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    Sep 19, 2016
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    so does it matter which is which?? should I have paid attention when I cut the wire?

    Thank you for the reply.

    Kody
     
  4. AlbertHall

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    Yes, and yes. But you can match the wire colours.
     
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