Interpreting Wiring Diagram

Mustadio
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My deshumidifier was missing only one part : the electrical cord.
I ordered one and I got it.  Now, I need help to install it inside my deshumidifier.
The internal wiring of that cord consists of 3 wires:
1) Yellow/Green
2) White
3) Black

I attached a picture of the wiring diagram displayed inside the unit itself, and also a picture of what I've done.
1) I screwed the yellow/green cable to the metal casing (guessing it was the ground)
2) I plugged the white cable on an empty pin near a blue cable (my interpretation of WH(BL))
3) I plugged the black cable on an empty pin near a brown cable (my interpretation of BK(BR))

Well, having absolutely no knowledge in electricity, I will not plug my unit to the wall and turn it on until I have the advices of some of you guys.  What do you think? What does "WH(BL) (N)" and "BK(BR) (L)" means?

As always, thanks for your support and knowledge.

Mustadio
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"WH(BL) (N)" means "White (Blue) - Neutral"
"BK(BR) (L)" means "Black (Brown) - Line"
The yellow/green cable is most probably the ground cable.

So, I think what you've done is alright.
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Correct (importantly "Line" above should read "Live" (!) )
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Also if it's of any use, the Line wire should connect to a Relay, while the Neutral wire should be connected to a capacitor. I can't really tell by your picture if that's the way you've connected it, but I gess you have ( through the traces in the Printed Circuit Board) .
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Thank you guys.  You gave me the confidence I needed to plug it and turn it on... It started fine, without any explosion or unwanted fire.

Kind regards,

Mustadio

PS: I'd appreciate if you would explain to me why there is a color code followed by another color code in "()".  My guess is that the first color is where the current comes from and the following color code is where the current exits... am I right?
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The color codes vary between countries
For example most manufacturers will print a single diagram to cover both US and European codes. US(EU)

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Yes, I would think so too. The first color would be the cable connected to the terminal or connector (from the external power source) and the other color would be a cable from the terminal to a component or something.

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Thanks.

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