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European Wire colors

From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
Subject: Re: European Wire colors


>I have acquired a Giesemann metal halide lighting fixture.  The power
>does not have a plug.  The three wires in the power cord are colored
>brown and green/yellow.  Does anyone know which of these wires might be
>positive, negative, and ground?

Volkswagen uses brown for all their grounds.  If this fixture is AC,
then the
other two are probably apolar.  Just a guess.

Bob Dixon

NO - green/yellow is for sure the ground!!
Most likely the Brown =  Hot and the Blue = Neutral
In the USA typically Black = Hot and white = Neutral.
If the ballast box can be opened it may have a diagram on the inside to
confirm from
Chris Wells
cdwells at concentric_net