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Old 13-09-2010, 19:31   #1
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Colour Code Question

red 12v hot +ve
yellow 12v ground -ve

white neutral with 110
red 110 hot
black 110 hot; also the BIG 12v cables for engine/gen and windlass
green ground

I am going to use black for all the 110v circuits, but they are balanced between the 2 hot legs

I don't want to confuse red and red somewhere with 220v and 12v,
is it unmanly to use pink?

But really, is there a ABYC recognised alternative colour for high voltage hot besides red. (Brown I understand is 220v so I want to avoid that)
maybe orange?

only the engine and windlass are 24v so no worries about 12v and 24v
genset is 12v, house is 12v

My next boat will be fiberglass and every time I do a gel coat repair, I will use a different colour!
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Old 13-09-2010, 20:25   #2
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