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I have a USB cable with wires that have these colors:

  • white
  • light-grey
  • blue
  • green

I need to attach it to a USB cable with these colors:

  • red
  • black
  • green
  • white

What is the combination?

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Time to pull out your multimeter and databooks... – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 25 '10 at 19:59
what are these things? I'm not a technician :s – Totty.js Nov 25 '10 at 20:00
you don't have another end of secondary cable so you can't get pinout out from connector? – kagali-san Nov 26 '10 at 1:50

2 Answers 2

This page on USBMan® seems to have the information you require, but the first set of colours do not make up a set of the four different wires, you seem to be missing at least a ground.

When there are non-standard colours floating about I would be very wary of connecting them up without finding out from the manufacturer what colour they are using for what.

  • Colour: RED, ORANGE -> Connects to: POWER, VCC, SVCC, +5V
  • Colour: WHITE, YELLOW -> Connects to: P-, DATA-, SBD-
  • Colour: GREEN, GREY -> Connects to: P+, DATA+, SBD+
  • Colour: BLACK, BLUE, BROWN -> Connects to: GROUND, GRND, GND
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Now I made some mistakes in wiring wrongly. Then I attached my xbox controller s, and I wanted to know if I can broke it if I mix the wires? – Totty.js Nov 27 '10 at 13:50
Using a multimeter RED=ORANGE and WHITE=YELLOW on a mini usb cable I was splicing to a pc fan. – scottyab Nov 27 '14 at 9:34

There is no "always right" answer. They have to be checked. If you don't know what a multimeter is, you probably need help from someone more knowledgeable.

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