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    which colour wire is live..

    in a pc?
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    Eh? Inside a PC you mean? There are lots of different voltages coming out of the PSU....

    If it's the mains plug you're talking about, then brown is always live.

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    You mean the positive? It'll be the wire that isn't white, black or brown
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    nah like from the connectors
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    ive paid no interest in pc's since i built last 1 sorry for asking guys but thanks :!
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    There isn't "LIVE" wires as such in PC's Russ, best thinking of them as V+, Ground etc....

    Ground is generally black... Then you've got things like some plugs that have two V+ inputs, one at 12v others at 5v etc.

    Ask you question again for us and make it clear what you want to know

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    I think he meant the positive ones
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    yer but this is Russ we're talking about, who knows what he really means?

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    Good point
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG
    yer but this is Russ we're talking about, who knows what he really means?

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    and im tryning to put pc bits into a car you see so its gettin technical
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ

    and im tryning to put pc bits into a car you see so its gettin technical
    Yeah if you plug a Mobile 2500 into your distributor you get an ECU

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    Remember there are also -v wires in the PC, which should also be considered to be live.

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    out of the psu:-
    /me dusts off his old sparkle psu and looks at the label
    +3.3V : orange
    +5Vsb : purple
    +5V : red
    -5V : blue
    +12V : yellow
    -12V : brown
    p.g. signal : white
    ground : black

    into the psu:-
    neutral : blue
    live : brown
    earth : yellow/green



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    And to make it even more complicated theres also three-phase power (for industrial stuff) which uses red, yellow and blue, iirc, as live ..

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    Make sure you got a voltage regulator in there russ (if you are running of car battery) it can spike upto 18v on startup!

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