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european electrical wiring standards

european electrical wiring standards

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is there such a thing as a book which gives a european standard for wiring colours etc?? thanx

RE: european electrical wiring standards

Have you received a reply to your question yet.  I am looking for the same information.  Thankyou

RE: european electrical wiring standards

I am not sure about wire colors but there is one for colors of operator switches and buttons. Is this waht you need? I am sorry I don't have the number in front of me. Thanks

RE: european electrical wiring standards

I did find the information in IEC 60204, 14.2.  Regards,

RE: european electrical wiring standards

there are american and european standard circuit wire colors listed on web site "eltekco.com" which may answer your question...good luck

RE: european electrical wiring standards

Probably a bit of an old question now, but I come from New Zealand (yes, that country by Australia), and occasionally I get USA made equipment to work on. I get quite confused with your Blacks and whites, as we use Brown as the Hot (live) and blue as a nuetral.
Some American equipment is quite different in the way it switches conductors also.
3 Phase can be red, yellow, blue and black (!) as a nuetral plus green as an earth.
It is acceptable to use 3 reds, blues, or yellows in a three phase circuit..but not good practice.
We work on the AS/NZS 3000:2000 wiring rules. These were originally based on the English IEE rules,but suit our conditions better. Good info on the web on AS/NZS.

Ian
Electrical Inspector.

RE: european electrical wiring standards

An old thread...

I recommend purchasing:

BS7671 - Requirements for Electrical Instillations

This is the BS compilation of the applicable EN60364 / HD384 standards.  

Barry

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