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    Default Hot, Neutral, Ground for EU?

    Ok... I got a 1kW transformer for running 220V on 110V, but it had an EU plug on it.

    I decapitated that, expecting to find the typical white for neutral, black or brown for hot and green for ground.

    Instead, I have blue, brown and yellow/green.

    Uggh!

    What's the conversion, guys? I've got 220V stuff I need to power before I can finish up the next review.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Ok... I got a 1kW transformer for running 220V on 110V, but it had an EU plug on it.

    I decapitated that, expecting to find the typical white for neutral, black or brown for hot and green for ground.

    Instead, I have blue, brown and yellow/green.

    Uggh!

    What's the conversion, guys? I've got 220V stuff I need to power before I can finish up the next review.

    Thanks!
    According to the old man it should be:

    hot is brown
    neutral is blue
    safety ground is green/yellow

    That is as long is it came after the harmonized standards adopted by the EU. Before that it varied from country to country.

    I'll see if I can find a link. Too.

    Edit: Found it referenced a couple places on the web also including here:
    http://www.esb.ie/esbnetworks/downlo...lectricity.pdf

    And at ye olde epanorama http://www.epanorama.net/ I probably should have looked here first...oh well.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Spectre; 11-04-2006 at 07:48 PM.

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    Wired it up blue to white, black to brown and green to green/yellow and nothing blew up!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Wired it up blue to white, black to brown and green to green/yellow and nothing blew up!

    Thanks!
    While good to hear...not nearly as exciting as the snap, crackle, pop!

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    Yep, that is right:

    Brown = positive,
    Blue = neutral
    Yellow/green = earth.

    It used to be:

    Red = positive
    Black = neutral
    green = earth.
    For anyone who has cables with the old style colouring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    Yep, that is right:

    Brown = positive,
    Blue = neutral
    Yellow/green = earth.

    It used to be:

    Red = positive
    Black = neutral
    green = earth.
    For anyone who has cables with the old style colouring.
    Yes this is the current way here in the UK.

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