Wattage wiring

baldrick

Novice Member
I'd have to ask what a wattage is other than a rating for electrical products?
 

baldrick

Novice Member
I'd suggest that green is earth, white is neutral and live is black? Although I'd let somebody who knows confirm that!!! ;)
 

alexs2

Well-known Member
You need to remember that the Wattgate is an american product,and the wiring instructions are aimed at that market.

This link may help in clearing up your query...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_AC_power_plugs_&_sockets

It shows the US and equivalent wiring colours and conventions.

Baldrick,although you've said it's best to confirm,and although you are in fact correct in your suggestions,it's probably best not to make suggestions where potentially lethal voltages are concerned.
 

baldrick

Novice Member
alexs2 said:
Baldrick,although you've said it's best to confirm,and although you are in fact correct in your suggestions,it's probably best not to make suggestions where potentially lethal voltages are concerned.
Technically voltages aren't lethal, it's the amps that kill you and then only if you grab ahold of the bare wire (in my experience of not being killed)!!!! :)

If I'm right in thinking, the 3 phase colour codes in the UK have changed and the red, blue and yellow live phases have been replaced with black, brown and silver, with a white neutral. Definately black has gone from being neutral to being a live phase which obviously is a real pain for sparkies who have spent their entire working lives knowing black as neutral!!!
 

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