What Colour is live wire in NZ?

What Colour is live wire in NZ?

Brown
Active (Phase or Live) (symbols A, P or L) Colours: Brown or Red Any wire used to conduct electricity that is maintained at a different voltage from the neutral or earth wires.

What colours are the wires in a plug?

Plug wiring colours

Wire Colour
Live Brown
Neutral Blue
Earth Yellow and Green

What colors are positive and negative wires?

Types of Wire Color Codes

  • Positive – The wire for the positive current is red.
  • Negative – The wire for the negative current is black.
  • Ground – The ground wire (if present) will be white or grey.

What do the colors on electrical wires mean?

Black wires are hot wires that run to the electrical outlet from the switch. Red wires are hot wires common in a 240-volt outlet or when a wall switch controls the outlet. Blue and yellow wires are hot wires for ceiling fans and three- or four-way switches. White or gray electrical wires are neutral wires.

What are the 3 wires in a plug?

The plug contains three wires – the live, neutral and earth wires. In a plug, the live wire (brown) and the neutral wire (blue) are the two wires that form the complete circuit with a household appliance. The earth wire (green and yellow) does not normally form part of the circuit and is included as a safety wire.

What Colour wire goes to L and N NZ?

The blue wire, also referred to as the neutral wire, has the function of transferring electricity away from the appliance. The brown wire, otherwise known as the live wire, transfers electricity to the appliance.

What do the different colors of electrical wire mean?

What colour is L and N?

US AC power circuit wiring color codes

Function label Color, common
Protective ground PG bare, green, or green-yellow
Neutral N white
Line, single phase L black or red (2nd hot)
Line, 3-phase L1 black

What do the colors of electrical wires mean?

Blue and yellow wires are sometimes used as hot wires and as travelers, green wires (and bare copper wires) are ground wires, and white and gray wires are neutral. However, all electrical wires, regardless of their function, may carry an electrical current at some point and should be treated with equal caution.

Which prong on a plug is positive?

Because we use A/C current, prongs don’t have have a positive and negative. Instead, the two prongs have a ‘hot’ and ‘neutral’ side. The wider prong connects to the neutral wire and the smaller prong smaller prong is the hot side of the circuit.

What are the electrical color codes?

U.S. Electrical Wiring Color Codes

  • Phase 1 – Black.
  • Phase 2 – Red.
  • Phase 3 – Blue.
  • Neutral – White.
  • Ground – Green, Green with Yellow Stripe, or Bare Wire.