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mourip 5th March 2006 10:10 PM

Wiring an IEC inlet
Could someone kindly point me to a photo or a diagram that shows the correct orientation for wiring a standard IEC power inlet? I searched quite a bit today but could not find one. I want to be sure to get the hot and neutral going to the proper posts.

Thanks a lot,


moamps 5th March 2006 10:52 PM

dnsey 5th March 2006 11:12 PM

The correct terminal designation is usually moulded into the connector.

pinkmouse 6th March 2006 01:38 AM

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Looking from the back, Live is bottom right, Neutral is bottom left.

mourip 6th March 2006 01:52 AM

Thanks a lot for the replies. I have wired up these things before but always forget the pinout. I promise to write this down :smash:



hybridtech 31st January 2013 07:02 PM

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Confused, you will be!
Note the designation on the back of the socket, then note the wire colours!! Interestingly the red ended up on the circuit board at the "L" designation.
This came from a used PC PSU of undisclosed origin.

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