Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:08 AM
Here is a Recap and summary of two responses that were virtually identical.
European standard: That yellow with green wire is ground. US Standard: Equivalent in the US would be bare wire.
European standard: That blue is neutral. US Standard: You connect this same as you would a red hot wire. In a straight 110 volt, it would be neutral. Meaning in your 220v plug, connect to red.
European standard: The last one, the brownish one, it's for hot. US Standard: Same as black in the US.
In Europe, it is. Their black (brown) comes in at 220v, so of course it needs to be. Ours is 110V, so you need to connect the second hot to it.
Or think of it another way. Hypothetically running 2 110v lines. You now have two blacks, two whites, two grounds, right? Well, connect one black to first hot (brown). Connect other black to second hot (blue). cap off the whites on the incoming, don't need them. Connect the ground to ground. In the cable coming out of the motor, pick up the plug end and connect it in a similar way. Black to brown. Black to blue, ground to yellow/green.
So, brown to be hot, My blue to be hot, and my green to be ground, and no neutral is needed.
I "get" this, so I think I'm good.