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|12-06-2008, 12:18 AM||#61|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Will reverse polarity trip breaker??
However, new TV's are pole sensitive and cannot be allowed to be reversed.
Obviously, in your case there's a wiring reversal somewhere that had no consequence with the old set, but has come to light with the new one!
You have said that the receptical was switched originally, and I have a hunch that it must be something to do with this.
Apparently, power comes to this outlet. Its black wire would then be connected to the white wire in the switch cable,with a wire nut. At the switch box this white would connect to the switch. The black wire from the switch would carry the current back to the receptacle's copper terminal.
The silver terminal of the receptical would have the white wire that comes from the power cable.
It will be necessary to ascertain, that the power cable is poled correctly.
A tester of some sort will be necessary! A meter is best but a neon tester will work also.
Hopefully, the receptical feed cable with have a bare ground connected to the box. If so this will make things easy! Connect the tester from the black power wire to the box. If it lights, you're good! If not test the power cable white.
If the power is on here, you will have to go back to the source and check there.
Keeping in mind that the power cable may appear in several places before it goes to the electrical panel!
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