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Old 11-03-2006
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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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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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