Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Changing/wiring a plug

I've had to look this up enough times that I thought I'd blog about it so it'll be easy for me to find next time I need to look it up.

When wiring a standard electrical plug–

  • The white wire goes on the silver terminal, which in turn goes to the wider of the two prongs on a polarized plug.  The white wire is the neutral wire.

  • The black (hot) wire goes to the brass colored terminal, which goes to the narrower of the two prongs.

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