i'm an electrician in the states %26amp; i'm accustomed to black, red, blue %26amp; white- 110, 240 or brown, orange, yellow- 277,480. please tell me the coding %26amp; voltage that's used in england or uk. thanksFellow electricians, would you please explain the color coding of english wiring?
It's 240 volts Alternating Current.
Brown is live. (If it's really old ~ it could be red)
Blue is neutral.
Green/yellow (entwined) is earth.Fellow electricians, would you please explain the color coding of english wiring?
you are right on the colors,but watch your ground wire..parts of europe uses yellow as a ground.,don't know about UK and some equipment made there now still use yellow but with a green stripe to comform to the states.
they are right its the same in NZ and Aust