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Nuetrik Powercon help

#1 Post by la80vette » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:25 pm

I,m wiring up some a/c cables using neutrik powercon connectors the plug has indicators for ground, N,and L. What are the N and L ? Where do I put the black hot and white nuetral.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#2 Post by la80vette » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:53 pm

Nevermind. L=Live, N=Nuetral
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#3 Post by Gregory East » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:57 pm

If you need to ask you should be paying a professional to do it. A/C can draw a heap of current, get it wrong you could have a fire, nevermind the shock hazard.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#4 Post by Bruce Weldy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:04 pm

If you have to ask - you might just learn something.....oh.....you did, and you did.

Now, go put it together - you'll be fine.

If I hired a "pro" every time I didn't know something, I wouldn't have gotten very far in the DIY world.

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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#5 Post by la80vette » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:11 pm

I've wired plenty stuff before. I just never saw the L and N before. But thank you for your concern. Not looking to hurt anyone. Just enjoy doing these things and continuing to learn.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#6 Post by bitSmasher » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:15 pm

:shock:
Learning, sure... but high voltage AC doesn't really give you a chance to fix your mistakes.

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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#7 Post by Gregory East » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:20 pm

Yeah, that's really scary not knowing your phase and neutral.

Over here you are allowed to wire things on mains power but it must be overseen and signed off by a licenced electrician.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#8 Post by Tom Smit » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:29 pm

I saw 'L' as ....Load
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#9 Post by LelandCrooks » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:28 am

Tom Smit wrote:I saw 'L' as ....Load
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#10 Post by la80vette » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:52 am

I thought it was load too. Asking questions so to be sure. Geesh.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#11 Post by Five9teen » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 am

Actually L stands for Line as in "line voltage"
Your power connections should be:
Black = Line
White = Neutral
Green = Ground

Double check your connections for continuity with an ohm meter before you apply any Line voltage.

Always double, then triple check your connections for proper polarity for your personal safety, first and foremost, and equipment protection.

If you are in the least bit unsure, ask someone who knows.

Electricity is nothing to screw around with. We are not talking about just a blown driver here, just be careful.

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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#12 Post by Rune Bivrin » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:49 am

I'm obviously not completely up to speed on electrical code in US, but it strikes me as a very dangerous practice to make any assumptions about which wire is line and which is neutral.

Here in Sweden, as in most of Europe a regular mains plug can be inserted either straight or reversed. There's nothing on the exterior of either the wall socket or the plug that indicates polarity. Thus, devices are forced to treat BOTH wires as live, which can only be a good thing. The safety ground, however, should always be trusted and observed.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#13 Post by la80vette » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:29 am

Who's making assumptions. All I did was ask a question. I got my answer from an electrician friend before anyone here responded. I am so sorry I asked the question at all. I've learned my lesson.
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#14 Post by Five9teen » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:13 pm

Just trying to help. No criticism intended. Just want everyone to be safe. :cowboy:
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Re: Nuetrik Powercon help

#15 Post by la80vette » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:24 pm

None taken Five9teen. You're response is exactly what I was hoping to get. Thank you very,very much.
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