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  Plugs and fuses

  • All wires in a plug are colour coded to prevent injuries
  • Image result for plug diagram
  • LIVE WIRE: The live wire is red, It carries the voltage. It alternates between a high +ve and -ve of around 230V.
  • NEUTRAL WIRE: The neutral wire is usually blue. In the neutral wire, usually the energy flows in through the live wire and out the neutral wire. The neutral wire is always at O V.
  • EARTH WIRE: The earth wire is easily identified by the "stripy" wire (green and yellow) and the fuse which is yellow are there for safety purposes to prevent shocks and fires. The earth wire and fuse prevent…


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