ipod dock connector to firewire cable power cable colors

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ipod dock connector to firewire cable power cable colors

Ok, everyone, im very close to finishing my own ipod battery project. I didn't want to make one with a firewire plug, so i chopped the end off of a dock connector to firewire cable. I know that a 6 pin firewire cable has 2 twisted pairs (4 wires) for data. And 2 thicker wires for power. One of these is black, and the other is clear. I just nees to know which one of these (black or clear)is the power (+) and the other is the ground (-). If i get it wrong, i could potentially kill my ipod, so i want to be perfectly sure which one s correct. Does anyone know for sure?

thanks alot!

eric

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Why not measure the voltages

Why not measure the voltages as they come out of the computer? Just connect the leads of the cut-off plug when it is plugged into the computer (don't let them short out).

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because its already chopped o

because its already chopped off and the connector is already thrown out.
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Direct from source?

You could VERY carefully measure the voltages of the pins on the computer end.

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