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Old 01-02-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Which is the ground wire?

I'm doing Lopez's Easy Stir Plate right now.

My cell charger has two wires comming out of it. Both are black. One has dashes down it. Which is the ground? This is not one wire with another wire braided outside of it. It's two different wires.

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Old 01-02-2009, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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I would have to see it to be 100% certain. But typically when you have two wires that are in seperate insulation but "married" together to make one cable, then only one will be marked. In your case, the one with dashes is most likely the ground...if it were a solid line, I would guess it to be the "hot" side.

When in doubt, use a Multi-Meter.

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It doesn't matter. You're only talking 6 volts DC. Just make sure you only switch one leg of it.

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In the case of a fan, it's just going to spin in the opposite direction if you reverse it.

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If your using a computer fan that may not be true. I made that assumption and burned out a fan because of it. One way it spins, the other it will burn up after about 10 seconds.

Just tap the wires onto the fan and if you see movement go with that direction.

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:04 PM   #9
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when i first read the title, i thought there's the potential for a darwin award here. glad it's just a few volts you are asking about...

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I stayed away from this thread because I thought it was about a bomb tech needing help. I wouldn't want to have him cut the wrong wire and have the bomb go off.

Unintentionally, that is.

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