26th November 2019

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Which is the hot side of a polarized plug?

The wide prong on the plug links the threaded base of light bulbs to the neutral terminal (the wider slot) in the receptacle. If the wires are reversed, the hot side of the outlet (the side that can deliver a shock) is wired to the threaded socket.

Considering this, which wire goes on the gold screw?

The black (hot) and white (neutral) wires carry the current, and the copper wire is the ground. Note that the outlet's screw terminals are certain colors. The white wire goes on the silver screw. The bare copper or green wire goes on the green screw.
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