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Old 12-05-2006, 08:43 PM   #11
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Right, but on a household 120v cord which side is hot and which is neutral? The plug has a larger tab, and a smaller tab, which only goes in one way... I can pull a cover off one of the outlets and peek, but I am lazy. Like I said, the lamp is lit right now, but I don't know if I am damaging anything by doing this.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:49 PM   #12
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the Large one is the negative. The small one is the hot.
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Thanks a lot, Trop!
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This is an AC connection, so the ballast won't care which wire is connected to which. However, it is a safety issue if you swap black & white around ... you increase your risk of electrocuting yourself within the whole circuit.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:19 PM   #15
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Even if I unplug it first?
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:18 PM   #16
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Well, for me, I would care which way it goes in lol...
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