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How do I wire a 6 circuit terminal block for lighting a stoplight? Answered

3 light traffic light we want to at the very least light up. three light sockets...red,yellow,green..with two wires each. one being white and one corresponding with the color light... (tealish for green, orangish for yellow, red for red). there are other wires (brown,yellow,white and red) that also came inside the unit, all hapazardly attatched to a 6 circuit terminal block with "cinch" written on the back
my friend and I bought this at a flea market and arent sure if components are originial or what else we would need. any help would be great. 



8 years ago

If it's a real traffic light it runs light bulbs at 120 or 240v ac.

This voltage is potentially VERY dangerous, and you should read up on proper wiring techniques (lots here in ibles if you search for it).

The white common wire is 'neutral'. It's the same as the large flat plug on a standard north american recepticle. It may also be equally sized on a non-polarized plug. This is the 'safe' wire that operates at 0v compared to ground, so it only carries power when put in a circuit with the other 3.

The other wires are 'hot' - and hook up to the hot wire from your power source, generally a black wire and generally the smaller plug on a polarized plug.

Basically, you need to hook each of the other 3 wires up to a switch (one each) such that the power comes in from a plug, neutral to neutral -- and the other three connect thru a switch.


Answer 8 years ago


I can't seem to add the picture -- glitchy at the moment.