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Tracing wires help needed...

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by UrbanT, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. UrbanT

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    Due to the stickers on my speaker wire coming unstuck, I need a simple method to test the rear speaker cables to ascertain black and red. The cable runs under the floor and is approx 10m in length.

    I know there has to be a simple way, I just can't think of it :blush:
     
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    On the basis I don't have a multimeter, and wouldn't know how to use one if I did, do you have any 'home made' suggestions? :)
     
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    Do you have any electronics components at all?
    Looking for things like:
    Batteries
    Buzzers
    LEDs
    Spare wire
    Bulbs
    Plugs

    Edit: Have you got any DVDs with a THX Optimiser on? The phase test on that will tell you if you've wired it In phase or Out of Phase.
     
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    Batteries, bulbs and spare wire I can do
     
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    top man, thank you :)
     

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