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Old 08-12-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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Question about electrical plugs.

Despite my repeated installation and replacing of electrical plugs, I never paid real attention to it..


So.. I need to know which side of the plug is the hot side, and which side is the neutral side?

Like, in a polarized outlet.. Is it the big slot/prong thats the hot side? or is the narrow side/prong thats the hot side?
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Old 08-12-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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Green to Ground,
Black to Brass,
and White to white (silver)
is that what you were looking for?
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Old 08-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #3
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Not the wiring behind the plug, from the front of a polarized outlet.

Which side is the hot, which side is the neutral?


I ask, because i'm going to test some equipment tomarrow and I need to know how to hook it up to the extention chord. Since the equipment has nothing but bare leads.
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check out this link...
http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=howT.../ElecOver.html
Black is hot
white is neutral
green is ground
As for the receptical, if you have a multimeter you can check it with that...
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I guess what I mean is harder to convey than I thought. :-\

I don't have a multimeter.


I suppose I'll just have to rip open one of the wall sockets and look to see if the hot side of the electrical socket is on the big pin side, or the little pin side.
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the wide slot is the neutral, short slot id the hot, and of course the round hole is ground.

is that what you wanted to know?
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the wide slot is the neutral, short slot id the hot, and of course the round hole is ground.

is that what you wanted to know?
Thats what I needed to know!


Thankyou


and thank to you to, bound. I appriciate both of your assistance.
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So... How did it work out?
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Worked great
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William, I just found a receptical sitting inside one of my desk drawers! The night we were trying to figure this thing out, I was no more than 2 feet from the thing. I even went into the storage area to see if I could find one. lol
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