2nd November 2019


Which screw is hot on a plug?

Identifying the Hot, Neutral, and Ground Wires
Twisted Pair*plain (no stripe) wire*striped wire
Three-Conductorblack wirewhite wire
Plug/Socketnarrow prong/gold screwwide prong/silver screw

Also, which plug is hot?

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.

Which side of plug is white?

A little hard to read, but the left side says "hot wire" and the right side says "white wire". We'll put the black wires on the hot side and the white wires on the left side. First connect the ground wire to the green screw at the bottom of the outlet.
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