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Old 10-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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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)

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

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A polarized plug can be found here
or at most hardwares.
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Thanks for the responses. Is a non-polarized unsafe in any way? Should I use polarized?
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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 !
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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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