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When working with simple 110v cords, such as lamp cord, where there is only two wires, I know that the small spade is the hot.
Some of these cords have an identifying "rib" molded into the outer covering. I have always thought the "rib" was to identify the "hot", however I have recently found that it is "neutral" on the last few I have dealt with.
Is there a standard rule?
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The rib on lamp cord (zip cord) is the neutral.
 
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yes its a standard rule everywhere. a rib or white mark is the neutral
 

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I need some clarification from these old posts. My fan has a lamp style factory cord and 1/2 is marked with tiny ribs and the other 1/2 is marked with white lettering of Mfg company. Is the ribbed side still "neutral"?
 
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