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Old 5th March 2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 5th March 2006, 09:52 PM   #2
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Old 5th March 2006, 10:12 PM   #3
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The correct terminal designation is usually moulded into the connector.
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Old 6th March 2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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Old 6th March 2006, 12:52 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for the replies. I have wired up these things before but always forget the pinout. I promise to write this down


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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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