These are the available wires:

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This is the diagram on how to connect them to 110v

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And that's the plug I want to use with that fan.

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Now the diagram seems clear:

Brown takes 1 line black, white, yellow on line 2 red, orange, blue on insulate.

My questions are:

  • Line 1/2 which one is black or white in my plug?
  • Do I use all 3 wires (black, white, yellow) together or just pick 1?
  • Does insulate mean the green wire in the plug?

2 Answers 2


It doesn't tell you which is hot and which is neutral, so presumably you can use either black or white (hot/neutral) for Line 1 and Line 2.

Insulate means connect the three wires together (eg. in a wire nut) and nowhere else (insulated from everything else).

The green wire must be connected solidly to the metal housing somewhere appropriate, for safety against electrical shock. Have someone qualified have a gander at it before powering it up.

  • The green wire should connect -should+must
    – Janka
    Jun 21, 2018 at 14:22
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    @Janka good point, made it stronger. Jun 21, 2018 at 14:31
  • I see, so black/white doesnt matter, however i do need all 3 of the wires
    – Neta Meta
    Jun 21, 2018 at 14:42
  • That's why they are in the cord. Black and white for power and green for safety. Jun 21, 2018 at 14:43
  • @SpehroPefhany, no i mean the black, white, yellow from the diagram
    – Neta Meta
    Jun 21, 2018 at 14:44
  • brown wire to CORD LINE 1
  • black, white and yellow wires to CORD LINE 2
  • red, orange, and blue to each other only
  • chassis of the motor to CORD GROUND which is green or bare

Since they're not asking for a neutral, that means the white wire in the cord can go to either line 1 or 2, whichever. The cord black is the other one.

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