# What is the color code for 120 208 volts?

## What is the color code for 120 208 volts?

AC Power (120/208/240 Volts) Phase 1 – Phase 1 wiring should be black. Phase 2 – Phase 2 wiring should be red. Phase 3 – Phase 3 wiring should be blue. Neutral – Neutral wiring should be white.

### What color wires should you use for 208 volts?

The USA has their own wiring colors for electrical circuits, black, red, and blue are used for 208 VAC three-phase; brown, orange and yellow are used for 480 VAC.

#### What color wires are the hot wires in a 120 208v commercial circuit?

Black, Red and Blue are used for hot wires and White is used as the neutral wire in a 120/208 V circuit. Brown, Orange and Yellow are used as hot wires and gray is used as the neutral wire in a 277/480 V. For grounding, regardless of the voltage, Green (or a bare wire) is used.

What is the correct color for 120 volt heating cables?

424.35 requires the non-heating leads of electric space-heating cables to be identified for circuit voltage: 120V, yellow; 208, blue; 240, red; 277, brown and 480, orange. 400.22 permits the grounded conductor in a jacketed cord furnished with an appliance to be light blue.

When to use 208 volts or 120 volts?

With a 120/240 volt 4-wire delta also known as a high leg delta, You will have 240 volts A/B, A/C, B/C and 120 volts A&C to neutral, but 208 volts B to neutral, B would not be used for line to neutral loads, it would only be used for line to line loads, either 3-phase or single phase 240 volt loads.

## Where does 120 / 208v single phase power come from?

This all stems from the nature of 208V power and how it is affected by transformers. 120/208V single phase is derived from 208V three phase power. If viewed on an oscilloscope, the three voltage waveforms on the three “hot” conductors all peak at different times: each one is 120 degrees behind the next.

### Can a 208 volt load run from high to neutral?

Click to expand… A 208 volt load should run just fine from high leg to neutral. Not really sure just what effects it will have on loading of the neutral conductor or the load distribution through the transformer if you would have a significant enough load to “neutral” on the high leg though.

#### What happens when you run a 120 / 208v switch?

When that switch is operated, it overlaps the power from utility (120/208V) with the power from the output of the UPS (120/240V). Since the phase angles of the two voltages are different, a magnetic “crash” will result and the circuit breaker feeding the UPS will be tripped.