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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS - COLOR CODES
Electrical regulations and standards that apply to boat builders and recreational boats. Calculating Voltage Drop .
Wiring Color Codes: If you look at any wiring you will see that the wires are all different colors. This is so an electrician knows what they are looking at. Each color has a specific function.
Direct Current Color Codes: From ABYC E-11 Table XIV and Table XV.
Alternating Current: Wiring Color Codes
I strongly recommend that unless you have experience or training working with AC electrical systems, that you hire an electrician. AC is deadly!
Black: Hot: An ungrounded current carrying conductor. This is the hot side of the system. Do not touch! You
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