That cable you get in your data lines is called shielded or insulated cable with pin 1 going to the drain or index wire on the plug. Sounds proper to me in if it were not there, you would get a lot of interference onto the drain or index return for the data before or after talking with your computer chips for interference. Only "un-shielded" microphone cable and some LED light fixtures don't need an insulated braided or foil or both shield over the data lines in preventing other magnetic fields about the system from interfering with the data line pin 2&3 communication.The cable we buy is a black insulated wire, a white insulated wire, and loose wire that winds around both of those insulated wires for the ground pin. Personally I hate it, I think that it makes our cable more prone to poor grounding and that we should buy cable with 3 individually insulated wires. None the less our consistent wiring is loose wire to pin one, white to pin two, and black to pin three. Anyone else have this loose wire in their cables?
I guess the moral of the story is CHECK BOTH ENDS, and never assume, even/especially with 2 conductor + ground AC cables. The wires don't care what color they are, but standards exist for a reason.Hmm, Red, Green... seen that and what I use but seen it in reverse also.
Surely such a beast does not exist? All signal cable requires shielding or it is nothing more than power cable!