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  • Black or red? Live or neutral?
  • Premier Icon sc-xc
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    I’m trying to change the 2 pin euro style plug on a battery charger to a uk plug.

    i know how to wire a uk plug, but this bastard has got a black wire and a red wire.

    Some things on the net suggest black is live, and others suggest red is live.

    gamble all on red?

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Does it matter? Euro plug can go in either way so the equipment doesn’t care. Me I’d go red or just use an adaptor.

    Premier Icon ads678
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    Black to red, blue (blew) to bits!!

    Surely red is live.

    Premier Icon stuey
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    Yup – a.c. side shouldn’t matter which way round.

    Premier Icon johndrummer
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    Adaptor for me

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    US stuff has black=live, white=neutral (which is possibly where the black confusion on the ‘net arises?)

    Premier Icon sc-xc
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    Thanks all…will hopefully report back if the house doesn’t explode.

    Premier Icon wrightyson
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    Red is live.

    Premier Icon jerrys
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    Surely red is the colour of mud, so it must be earth ? 🙂

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