What are the wire colors supposed to be for original Apple II+ male power connector?

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What are the wire colors supposed to be for original Apple II+ male power connector?

Hello All:

What are the wire colors supposed to be for the original Apple II+ male power connector?

Mine on my 40 year old power supply are faded and my color vision is a wee bit impaired, plus old age.  I've googled for the answer.  I of course can find sketches for the pin-out voltages for each pin.  But thus far I could not find a listing for the wire color scheme presentation like one can find for the PC motherboard power supply 20/24 pin main connector(s).

I know the connector pin-out and which voltage goes to what pin.  I just want to determine the correct, original wire color coding scheme that was used for the original Apple II+ power supplies back in early production.

For example is PIN 3, the pin which has +5V (plus 5V) on it, an Orange wire or a Red wire? I would have expected to see Red but mine looks Orange.  Also another one that is giving me trouble with my old eyes and the faded wire insulation color is PIN 5, the pin with -12V (minus 12V) on it.  It looks Grey to me.  Is that the correct color?

Thank you in advance.

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I replied and also sent a couple pics that should help

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I replied and also sent a couple pics that should help

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I got them. Thanks. They helped.

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I am posting to note that wire colours are nor absolute. Early ][ and ][+ PSUs have different wire colour with the same connector. The intermediate PSU has a fuse panel, the earlier are silver, the latter are gold. Gold with fuse panel, AFAIK is stupidly uncommon

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