Old Home Wiring Colors What are old German wiring colors? The old German house wiring colours were red for live and black for neutral, there was no earth or ground wire. This was due to the scarcity of copper during, in
Old Home Wiring Colors Blue, yellow, violet, and brown wires often act as the "travelers" to transfer power between the switches in 3-way and 4-way switch applications.
Old Home Wiring Colors The old electrical colours were phased out in 2006 but, as you can imagine, old wiring still exists in many houses and appliances. If your home has old wiring, it is worth getting it checked by a qualified electrician to make sure it is in safe working order.
Old Home Wiring Colors Look closely at the fabric covering of the two wiring strands in our photo. The upper wire is the "white" or neutral wire. The lower wire, whose fabric insulation is black with red and white tracer threads is the "black" or hot wire.