The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Forum Software Upgrade coming soon...
by Webmaster
01/17/17 07:08 PM
Re: Fabricating Guards out of Lexan?
by frank
01/17/17 04:11 PM
Would ELV branch circuits be a good idea?
by gfretwell
01/17/17 01:26 PM
Why cables look like they do
by Texas_Ranger
01/17/17 12:33 PM
100% breakers?
by Texas_Ranger
01/16/17 06:13 AM
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
HotLine1 20
Webmaster 18
ghost307 12
gfretwell 12
Trumpy 12
Who's Online
1 registered (Webmaster), 0 Guests and 52 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#199608 - 03/02/11 04:34 PM Wiring colours abroad
Damon Offline
New Member

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
Hi,

I'm working on some projects and was hoping someone couldpoint me towards a website or book that gives the standards wiring colours in China and Brazil. Specifically I'm looking for the colours of their 3 phase industrial systems so that I can make my electrical drawings consistent with them. Thanks in advance.

Top
Test Equipment:

Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement

#199656 - 03/03/11 07:35 PM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]
Trumpy Offline


Member

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8552
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hi there Damon,
Welcome to ECN!
About the closest thing we had to what you are asking here was this thread.

Maybe it's time we had another look into that thread.
If anyone else knows of the colour codes that Damon is referring to, by all means, sing out!
_________________________
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

Top
#199660 - 03/03/11 07:46 PM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]
HotLine1 Offline


Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6829
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
I remember a reference chart within some specs from ABB equipment, but I can't put my hands on it now. It was back when US was getting with the EU.

One client I worked for had some equip actually go to China, as opposed to the other way.

Wonder if the OP did a google?
_________________________
John

Top
#199683 - 03/04/11 09:23 AM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]
Texas_Ranger Offline
Member

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2349
Loc: Vienna, Austria
I faintly remember some pictures of single phase household wiring from Hongkong, but that's about it. If I remember correctly, Neutral was light blue, Phase red and ground yellow/green.

I'd say in drawings you're safe to draw all phase conductors the same color though.

Top
#199690 - 03/04/11 05:02 PM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]
Webmaster Online   content

Administrator
Member

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3162
Loc: NY, USA
Originally Posted By: Damon
Hi,

I'm working on some projects and was hoping someone couldpoint me towards a website or book that gives the standards wiring colours in China and Brazil. Specifically I'm looking for the colours of their 3 phase industrial systems so that I can make my electrical drawings consistent with them. Thanks in advance.
Welcome to ECN,

Here's a link I dug up to an old discussion here:

http://www.electrical-contractor.net/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/133818/1.html

Bill

Top


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals