Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Cable wiring

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    3

    Cable wiring

    Hi!

    I will appreciate it if anyone can tell me, how one can tell which color coding is hot and cold when one has to wire an xlr cable (for example.)

    I know that:

    Pin 1: Shield (Ground)
    Pin 2: Hot
    Pin 3: Cold

    When I look at different cables they have different colors: red/blue - green/yellow etc... does anyone know the color code number of wires?

    HELP!

    Lunau
    Last edited by Lunau; 2nd Feb 2006 at 09:18.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    3

    Re: Cable wiring

    Hello again!

    Anybody?? Does anyone have a site where I could get this information? I have been surfing around and must say that I haven't gotten the answers I need... I just need to figure out which wire is hot and which is cold when one is wiring a cable... HELP!! please

    Lunau

  3. #3
    Administrator Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Te Awamutu, New Zealand
    Posts
    3,959
    Blog Entries
    79

    Re: Cable wiring

    In my experience, if there's any convention it goes like this:
    Pin 2: Hot, red
    Pin 3: Cold, black/blue

    However you should take this with a grain of salt. I'm not aware of any official convention. As you pointed out, cables are made differently.

    In the end, as long as each individual cable has the same wiring at both ends it won't matter.

    Perhaps some of the audio gurus here could comment?
    Dave Owen
    MediaCollege.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member SC358's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    608
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Cable wiring

    When I have no choice to use a cable that is not standard in color, I try to relate the darkest color to neutral and the most brightest one to being hot.

    You can do it anyway you really want but as Dave say's, "...as long as each individual cable has the same wiring at both ends it won't matter." At that point you can set your own standard, as long as you're consistant.
    Last edited by SC358; 7th Feb 2006 at 14:44.
    SC358
    Relationships are based on compromises - behavior accepted is behavior repeated.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    3

    Re: Cable wiring

    Thank you for your inputs! Really appreciate it.



    Lunau

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Subscribe to us on YouTube