Electrical Wire Color Code Chart
Today I am writing about the electrical wire color code, As you know that in electrical wiring we used different types of colors which help the electrician to do his connection easily. There are different wire identification standards and some of them rely on color codes. Not all the electrical wiring wires’ colour codes are the same and it depends on your location, voltage, installation type and also some other factors. Many electricians did not follow the color code but if we follow the color code, it makes work easy and further maintenance will be easier.
As I have already written that there are different standards and colour codes according to your location, the wire colour code can be different according to your location. However, I will share some electrical wire colours codes here.
U.S Electrical Wiring Color Codes
In the United States, the following colour codes are typically used for electrical wires, in which mostly black, red, blue are used phase1,2,3, white for neutral and Green, Green with yellow stripe, or bare wire for Ground or earthing wire.
120/240 volt AC Wire Colors Code
These colours are common in-home or for office use.
- Ground – Green, Green with Yellow Stripe, or Bare Wire
- Neutral- White
- Phase 1 – Black
- Phase 2 – Red
- Phase 3 – Blue
Complete US National Electrical wire color code (NEC) with Common and Alternative Color
Canadian Electric Code (CEC)
International Electrical Wiring Wires colour codes
The electrical color code is used according to location, in some areas, an electrical wire color code is specified by law. Different electrical wires color codes are popular in other area locations.
European (IEC) Internation electrotechnical commission wire color codes
International Electrical Wiring Wires color codes
IEC DC electric wire color code
Pakistan And India Electrical wire color codes