wiring colors in UK

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by alphacat, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. alphacat

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    Hey,

    Just wanted to make sure that i'm correct:

    Protective Earth – Green/Yellow bi-colour. (Can it be only Green or only Yellow?)
    Neutral (N) – Blue.
    Single phase: Live (L) – Brown.​

    It is said that that is according to the current IEC.

    What exactly is the IEC?

    Thank you.
     
  2. jpanhalt

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  3. studiot

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    Yes your colours are correct.

    Plain Green was the original earth identifying colour but never yellow.

    Yellow used to be one phase of a three phase system.
     
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