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    Default Color of wires

    I have a pig tail with the following wiring colors:

    Black
    Brown
    Blue
    Yel/Grn

    One is -
    One is +
    One is data in
    One is data out

    Black is ground?
    Brown is ?
    Blue is ?
    Yel/Grn is ?

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    Default Re: Color of wires

    There is no standardization of colors for wiring. You need to specify who manufactured the pigtails and when. Even that may not be enough. An Ohm meter can tell you exactly which wires are connected where.


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    Default Re: Color of wires

    Quote Originally Posted by stallionent View Post
    I have a pig tail with the following wiring colors:

    Black
    Brown
    Blue
    Yel/Grn

    One is -
    One is +
    One is data in
    One is data out

    Black is ground?
    Brown is ?
    Blue is ?
    Yel/Grn is ?
    Strictly speaking, if it's a 4 core pigtail and you're using 3-wire pixels, you need to figure out data in/out on the prop and attach the pigtail accordingly. As I recall, Ray's are typically as follows:

    Brown = V+
    Blue = Ground
    Yellow/Green = Data from the source
    Therefore, Black = Data Out.

    However, you really need to verify the wiring yourself. I've had a couple bad pigtails, belive it or not.

    I assume you're attaching the 4-core to a 3-core line with a 3-4-3 tee. That's what I use on my RobG floods. What I did was connect the pigtail to the tee to figure out the data in/out. Since the 3-core tee input wiring is known, you just chase down the wires with a multimeter from the "upstream" end of the tee to the bare wires on the pigtails. The wire that doesn't produce a tone when you check continuity from the input side of the tee is the data out line. Make sense?

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    Default Re: Color of wires

    Brown = V+
    Blue = Ground
    Yellow/Green = Data from the source
    Therefore, Black = Data Out.
    That solved the problem. Thanks Kensignton

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