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Electrical Wiring Color Codes


by: Kevin C. Carpenter, CBET

Every few years I find a power plug that is miswired. Invariably the power cord is of the 'European' color code and it is the Hot and Neutral wires that have been switched. As a reference the 'American' and 'European' electrical color codes are shown below.

 



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This page was published on 9/18/98