16th October 2019


What Colour is live wire in NZ?

A lot of imported Amateur Radio equipment designed for other wiring systems should be modified to comply with the New Zealand requirements. Flexible Cords. This diagram shows the colour-coding in use with flexible mains cords. The more modern equipment use the colour code: brown, blue, green/yellow.

Correspondingly, what Colour is live wire red or black?

The neutral black has been replaced by blue. The line red and has been replaced by brown. The earth is still identified by green and yellow.

What Colour wire goes to L and N?

Chapter 2 - Color Codes
FunctionlabelColor, common
Protective groundPGbare, green, or green-yellow
Line, single phaseLblack or red (2nd hot)
Line, 3-phaseL1black

Is the brown wire live or neutral?

Note: The Yellow/Green wire (Earth) needs to be slightly longer than the blue (Neutral) and Brown (Live) wires, in order to reach the top terminal. It is better to have the cables slightly longer than necessary and cut them to the correct length than try to stretch cables to make them reach the terminals. 2.
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