Wiring colours

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Hi Guys
    Just trying to identify a power supply for my fridge vents.
    It appears that the blue is live and the brown or black is neutral
    Could this be right ?
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    The German way !!

    And with DC the correct term is positive and negative or positive and ground.
     
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    Hi Brian
    Do you think i should use the same colours for my new installation and cross them over at the appliance?
     
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    The standard is Blue for Live +12v & white for Ground negative, but manufacturers do not stick to it and you will find different colours. Brown is often used for Ground and the live is often Brown with a Blue stripe (common on Hymer lighting circuits).
     
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    Use any colour you want but label them, then no confusion.

    Mind you, I don't know why a DC appliance would have blue/brown wires. Red/Black I would have thought.
     
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    Yet I bought one specially for the job, hence why I was surprised to get the reverse of the reading I was expecting
    About to connect up!
     
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