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Old 12-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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wiring a usa plug


i'm in scotland and have to wire up a 110v polarised USA plug

there are two spades that fit into the socket - which takes the live and which takes the neutral - the one that has the fat end or the one with the paralell sides

please help

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Old 12-31-2003, 12:06 AM   #2
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The smaller prong takes the black wire, it should have a brass colored screw attached to it. The wider prong takes the white wire, it should have a silver screw attached to it. The half round prong is ground, it should have a green screw. That takes the bare or green wire.

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Old 01-01-2004, 09:18 PM   #3
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I always tell my new guys, light to light, dark to dark and green to ground.

Light colored wire(white) to light colored screw
Dark colored Wire(black) to dark colored screw
Green or Bare is ground to green screw

This is for 110-125 Volt system Single Phase
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Old 01-02-2004, 02:12 AM   #4
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What if I'm color blind and it all looks the same? This is a theoretical question.. although I am color blind it hasn't affected my ability to know when to stop at a stoplight or what the light colored screws are.
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Hatcher,
If your too color blind to know, put down your tools, pick up your phone, and ask your Mom to come and do it for you.
Your the "Most stupid post of the decade" winner
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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And why would you be so ignorant too say that? I'll stop at that - I refuse to match wits with the defenseless.

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