ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Recent Posts
VFD MotorFeeders
by gfretwell. 10/19/17 01:02 AM
Generator Cable Sizing
by brsele. 10/18/17 07:39 PM
What do you do?
by gfretwell. 10/17/17 01:08 AM
Good ol' copper pipe in the fuse holder trick
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:16 PM
Another generator question
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:02 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
241,387 Are you busy
177,342 Re: Forum
168,954 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 34 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#199608 - 03/02/11 08:34 PM Wiring colours abroad  
Damon  Offline
New Member
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
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.


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 11:35 PM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
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!


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


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,872
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

#199683 - 03/04/11 01:23 PM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,402
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.


#199690 - 03/04/11 09:02 PM Re: Wiring colours abroad [Re: Damon]  
Admin  Offline

Administrator
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,458
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:

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

Bill



Member Spotlight
Attic Rat
Attic Rat
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
Posts: 524
Joined: December 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7693 MB (Peak: 0.9118 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-10-19 07:25:49 UTC