Hi so i have two duracell chare cables. One is 6 feet the other 10, the 10 foot broke so I purchased a 6 foot and was going to lengthen it. Since they are both duracell I figured wires would match easily...the 10 foot has red, green, white, and uninsulated wire The other cable has grey, yellow, pink, and white? What colors goto what?

Cable A Red (power) Green (data -) White (data +) Uninsulated wire (ground)

Cable B Grey Neon Yellow Pink White

  • \$\begingroup\$ Grab your DMM and find out. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2018 at 19:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ I dont have much experience with a dmm, I tried but I couldn’t get any readings \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2018 at 20:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ You need to work on the position of the pins to match the cables. It is not the color but the position in each of the plugs. \$\endgroup\$
    – Solar Mike
    Feb 9, 2018 at 20:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ I found my power wire, how can i find my positive data wire? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2018 at 22:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ Duracell Hi-Performance 3 Ft Fast Charging Data Sync & Charge Nylon Braided Fabric Lightening USB Cable MFI Certified for iPhone X 8/8 Plus 7/7 Plus 6/6s Plus, and more - BLACK (NEW 2017-2018 Model) amazon.com/dp/B075NT5XKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gaIFAbXV9CH0Q Its that ome is 10 feet one is 6, \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2018 at 22:27

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Since you say you don't have much experience with a DMM, here's how you do it:

1) Select "continuity test" mode. That's the mode that makes the DMM beep when you touch the two leads together. It will look something like this:enter image description here

2) From each of the pins on each connector, find the wire that makes the DMM beep. You should now be able to match the colors and complete the cable.

EDIT: Continuity tests will only work to the USB end since the other end includes a chip. (Thanks DoxyLover!)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do the testing on the USB end. The Lightning end has a chip built-in so the pins are not directly connected to the wires. \$\endgroup\$
    – DoxyLover
    Feb 9, 2018 at 21:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ The Lightning end? Do you know what specific cable he's talking about? If it's an active cable, obviously this gets a lot more complicated. \$\endgroup\$
    – Selvek
    Feb 9, 2018 at 22:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ His title says “usb to lighting data cable” \$\endgroup\$
    – DoxyLover
    Feb 9, 2018 at 23:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah... lighting == lightning ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – Selvek
    Feb 9, 2018 at 23:36

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