double wiring/no color coding


Postby Chris M » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:43 pm

My new sconce has 2 double wires coming from one nut and another double wire coming from the other nut. A ground screw is attached to the nut with the 2 double cables. There is no color variation at all. How do I tell which is the live cable, which is the ground? And do I split the double cables and only wire one out of the two? What do I do with the other 1/2 of the wiring? Thanks
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Postby sparx » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:12 am

think u had better repost ? on U.S. site as codes differ & terminology varies, IE by 'sconce' do u mean a wall light?
'nut' ? = connector?
ground = earth ..ok
most us wiring uses white for Neutral & black for Live.
I don't believe it would be safe for us to make assumptions on a UK site!
good luck, SPARX
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Postby Chris M » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:28 am

Thanks for replying. The manufacturer got back to me. It's a wall light from Italy. It has three lights. Each light has a double wire that must be split. The grooved half goes to the hot, and the smooth half to the neutral. So I'll have 3 wires connecting to the hot, and 3 connecting to the neutral.Then I'm supposed to attach the earth wire to the ground screw on the mount.
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Postby sparx » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:06 pm

happy u got it sorted, Chris
regards SPARX
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