3.5 mm audio cable color code issue

hanser30

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Hi Guys, I have a question involving cables. I have a 3.5 mm audio cable with green, white, and yellow wires. Which one is left, which one is right, and which one is ground?

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Shaun o

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You have three wires one is audio left, one is audio right. and the third wire is ground, negative.

Both the left and right speakers, or earphones of a headset share the same ground, or negative wire

The ground or negative is used for both the left and right speaker return to create a circuit.
 

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Oh yeah, thanks for the correction, but which color is which?

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Shaun o

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Trial and error i`m afraid.

You wont blow anything up, once you create a circuit between the left speaker +, and ground.
You will know the other wire left is right speaker + swap one of the wires from left untill you get sound out of the right speaker then you know what wire is ground.


Then just connect the ground to left and right to complete the circuit for left and right.
 
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