Same Coloured Wires!


Postby steve_bb » Thu May 20, 2010 7:59 am

I recently bought a chandalier light from a quality reputable large UK retailer which did have a cardboard reference to live, neutral and brown attached to the ends. The flex was extremely long so I cut it to the required length to then find that all 3 wires have exactly the same jacket covers (silver) and thickness as each other. How the heck do I know which is live, neutral and earth? It does say in the instructions that live and neutral are polarity neutral so I assume if I know which one is earth I am sorted? Any guidance appreciated.
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Postby ericmark » Thu May 20, 2010 10:36 pm

One would hope earth is bonded to metal work so easy to ring out with a tester.

If bayonet fitting Line and Neutral can be swapped they are both Live but with Edison screw the thread needs connecting to neutral.
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