Hanging a chandelier. The ceiling has 3 wires red black & white. The fixture only has black and a silver wire. What do I connect to what?
What kind if coating is around the wire? Is the wire old ? Old house? Let's get some info before we tie any wires together.
In most situations, black goes with black, red with red and white with yellow. In this case since there since it's different connect black to black and the rest to a silver one. If it's complicated contact an electrician.
Get a wire tester see which are live one will be ground
Ones live ones neutral and ones an earth. Your new fixture doesn't have an earth so join the live with the live. black is normally live.