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USB mouse cord as power cable? Answered

Hi, is it possible to use an old USB mouse cord as a USB cable? I tried connecting a 5v motor to an old mouse cord but it wont work. The cord has a red, green, blue, and white wires. I hooked the red and white wires to the motor, but with no results. Any help?

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James Longpaw (author)2011-08-04

You might want to check the cord with a volt meter to see how much is being put out. If it's reading about 5v it could be the motor. that or you're missing something in your circuit.

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