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copacetic1 10-08-2012 07:09 PM

Wiring non-polarized plug
 
Can anyone tell me how to wire this plug correctly?

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/Produ...minisite=10251
(It is a Leviton non-polarized plug).

I have a hot (black) and neutral (white) wire. I took the plug apart, and cannot tell what to do. There is no blade wider than the other. Both receptacles are brass (not silver to distinguish neutral)

Thanks

dmxtothemax 10-08-2012 08:17 PM

If it's a non polarised plug,
then it doesn't matter which wire
goes to which pin !

PaliBob 10-08-2012 09:26 PM

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A polarized plug can be found here
or at most hardwares.

copacetic1 10-08-2012 09:32 PM

Thanks for the responses. Is a non-polarized unsafe in any way? Should I use polarized?

dmxtothemax 10-08-2012 11:31 PM

Most non polarized appliances are double insulated ,
That means they have no earth.
In which case yes it is safe.
As they have to pass certain minimum standards
to be approved as double insulated.

So in most cases a non polarized plug on an approved appliance is safe !

ionized 10-09-2012 06:38 PM

Is this a replacement plug? If so, was the original plug polarized? If so, you should replace it with a polarized plug and pay attention to the the color of the wires in the cord. If not, go nuts with the plug you have.


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