Replacing USB cable on stick


#1

So, I was trying to replace the USB cable on my HRAP, but when I cut the replacement cable open, I saw that it was missing a ground line. Do I need this? or can I just tie it to one of the terminals on my barrier strip?


#2

Pictures please. The black wire is ground, the controller would have never functioned without it.


#3

My stick definitely has the ground wire, but my replacement USB doesn’t have one.


#4

Like PresidentCamacho said, take a picture of the cable, and we be better equipped to help you out.

Some real cheap cables use the foil shielding as a ground “wire”.


#5

I suggest using a different cable.
Avoid the dollar store bargain cables, they aren’t worth it.
Cheap, high quality USB cables are available on line if you are willing to look

I often use monoprice cables myself.

Also consider getting a USB passthough, its a bit a work now to install but they make things easier down the road.