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larry phelan 115/08/2020 12:58:17
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Good morning all,

I am about to fit a power feed unit to my milling machine.

The unit comes with a 110V plug unsuitable for our system, so needs to be replaced. The wires are black white green.

Which is the live, white or black ?

I suspect it is white, but just to be sure I decided to check

Thanks for your help [always available ]indecision

John Haine15/08/2020 13:09:27
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Umm... If it's a 110V plug, is a 110V motor? If so it might not be a good idea to just put a new plug on it, you would need a transformer too...

DC31k15/08/2020 13:17:17
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If it is AC, it does not matter which you connect to live or neutral, but US wiring uses black for live.

See:

https://www.graphicproducts.com/articles/wire-color-coding/

As John says, you need a transformer. A standard yellow building site one is cheap.

Bryan Cedar 115/08/2020 13:23:32
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You talk of two connections, do not forget the earth!

larry phelan 115/08/2020 16:58:01
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Yes John, it is a 110v motor, was ordered as such, so was fitted with a 110v moulded plug, just not the type we use., that,s why a new one has to be fitted. and I do have a transformer.

Bryan, I did notice the earth connection, I,m not that brave. I dont take chances, even with 110 v !

Thanks to all

Michael Gilligan15/08/2020 17:54:29
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It’s a lazy and extravagant option, but adaptor leads are available to suit the yellow ‘site’ transformers:

A google search for :

iec 110v plug to american

should find one for around £25

That said, it’s only a five minute job to put an IEC plug on the lead.

MichaelG

Meunier15/08/2020 20:22:54
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I'm resisting the temptation, I really am trying, to enquire if that will need 'Arctic' cabling ? Oh, weak-willed again.......
DaveD

Paul Kemp16/08/2020 00:42:41
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I think it might need tropical cable at present or even sub sea cable depending on your location......... In fact an adaptor lead may be a very good suggestion, could have one for all seasons!

I'll get my coat,

Paul.

larry phelan 116/08/2020 10:05:33
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Maybe I should just go back to spinning the hand wheels ?frown

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