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Old 07-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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which one of the wires is positive which is negative

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no such thing as positive or negative in a 240V system.


Black or red are your hots(doesn't matter), white is a neutral.

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which one of the wires is positive which is negative
if you ask a question like that you probably should not be messing with it
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Two of the wires are called the hots - they are both negative and/or positive - as they are opposite in phase.

Here's an explanation:
http://www.nojolt.com/Understanding_...circuits.shtml
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