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Armchair

04:52PM | 10/25/02
Member Since: 10/24/02
1 lifetime posts
Newbie hear,

My wife bought a chandelier in Italy that was designed for export to USA. It has the familiar 3 wires, but they are blue, brown and yellow w/green stripe.

It is a modern piece and the reputable vendor assured her it was compiant with US standards.

Anyone know how these translate to black/white/green I have seen before?


joed

06:24AM | 10/26/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Blue = neutral/white
Brown = hot/black
yelow/green= ground/bare/green

Bill Addiss

09:56AM | 10/26/02
Member Since: 09/12/02
9 lifetime posts
Armchair,

Before the Fixture is installed you should check that the 'neutral' wire is connected to the screwshell of each lampholder and the 'Hot' is connected to the center contact inside (and 'Ground' should not have connection to either one.

This can be done with a simple continuity test. If you are unsure how to do that or do not have a tester perhaps someone you know can do the test for you.

Bill



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