dishwasher power wiring
July 18, 2018 9:20 AM   Subscribe

Do the "L" and "N" on this power terminal represent 'live' and 'neutral'?
posted by danep to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Yup. Neutral should be connected to ground. L is live.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 9:55 AM on July 18, 2018

Best answer: It does mean live and neutral, and PE is a protective earth. Normally that sort of appliance will be wired with a 3 pin mains cord (L N E), and for extra safety will go through a GFCI either in the wall or installed at the distribution panel.

If you're at all unsure about how to wire something it will be better to get a professional in rather than burning down your house.
posted by samj at 10:07 AM on July 18, 2018

Pretty sure it means LINE, but close enough.
posted by H21 at 12:21 PM on July 18, 2018

All correct above, but note that neutral should not be connected to ground.

Or to be a little more technical, it should not be connected to ground by you or at the appliance. It will be connected to ground at the switchboard but you don't deal with that unless you are an electrician.
posted by deadwax at 2:55 PM on July 18, 2018 [3 favorites]

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