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Old 02-10-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default AC power wire colors HELP.

ok, so I got a free power cord for a computer power supply, but it had the brittish end on it. The colors in the wire are light blue, light brown (could be called tan) and yellow with a green stripe.

Then I have another wire, with a US end on it, and the wire colors are the normal green, white, black.

what goes where?!?
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if i had to make a logical guess i would say that the black US wire and striped british wire were the grounds, the other 2 shouldnt matter since it'* AC right?
anyway i thought that pc power supplys were interchangeable between us and europe, just gott flip the swithc ont he power supply and plug the right type of cord into it...
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if i had to make a logical guess i would say that the black US wire and striped british wire were the grounds, the other 2 shouldnt matter since it'* AC right?
anyway i thought that pc power supplys were interchangeable between us and europe, just gott flip the swithc ont he power supply and plug the right type of cord into it...
yes they are interchangeable BUT connecting the correct wires on the PS to the correct ones on the outlet is my challegne.
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mmm good idea...hadn't thought of it, been shocked too many times.
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In US house wiring, black is hot (NOT ground) and white is neutral (basically ground). Green or uninsulated is ground.
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In US house wiring, black is hot (NOT ground) and white is neutral (basically ground). Green or uninsulated is ground.
do you know what the british colors are?
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Does this help? I asked Jeeves:

European:
Blue = neutral
Brown = hot
Yellow/Green = Ground

American:
White = neutral
Black = hot
Green = ground

http://www.pamia.org/techtips/ttewcodes.html

Come on now Mr. RIT....you let an old lady find that for you?
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thanks.

ehh you had nothing better to do.
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Come on now Mr. RIT....you let an old lady find that for you?
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ehh you had nothing better to do.
ya...I was bored with my current project...tearing apart my washing machine that decided to quit on me...
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