Is the white wire a hot wire on a 220v outlet?
No, the white wire is neutral It depends on how many wires you have. If you have just a black and white, the white is hot. If you have a black, red, white, the white is the neutral
A 6-20R is 220V, 15/20A correct? If the outlet is within 75ft of the panel you need to run 12-2 to the outlet from the panel. I would recommend 12-3 as you can then upgrade to a 120/240V outlet later and you are not using a white wire as a hot. If you do use 12-2 wrap the white wire with electrical tape to show it's not neutral. Then just wire the outlet as a… Read More
To wire a 110v outlet to 220v the 220v source must have a neutral conductor that is 110v away from the hot leg. If you don't have the neutral, you must provide a new circuit. Do not just connect ground to the neutral terminal, as ground is not intended to carry current.
a shorted out outlet can cause a backfeed on the white wire, an open circuit on the white wire with and electrical appliance plugged in to an outlet can cause the same type of backfeed
The black wire is hot and the white wire is neutral.
In a 4 wire, 220v AC circuit, each black wire carries 110v, the white serves as the return, or negative, and the copper is the ground. So connect the white to the negative post of whatever your using (light or switch), and one of the black wires to the other for a 110V circuit. If you're connecting a 110v two- strand wire to a 220v outlet, connect one wire to a black post and the… Read More
(US NEC) This is probably an outlet for a clothes dryer. Hot one (black) to one side. Hot two (red) to the other side. Neutral (white) to the center. Ground (green) to the box. However, this will NOT work in a mobile home. There, you MUST use a four wire outlet and pigtail and carry all four wires all the way back to the distribution panel, and neutral/ground must NOT be connected at the dryer.
Change the outlet and only use one hot wire and the neutral. <<>> Yes, most of the time it is converted with a step down transformer.
Your black wires are your hot wires. The white is your neutral or common. It would be best to run an equipment ground (green wire) too.
black wire is hot wire .And the white is the common or white is ground. Depends on what your talking about in an outlet or car battery. In a outlet the ground wire is green or bare copper. neutral is red and hot is black (I remember it by hot can kill you so black is death) if I am not mistaken. As for a car battery i think it's the opposite red is hot… Read More
it is Outlet that will work with 2 hot wire one black and white.
As a general rule of thumb, for a standard 120v outlet, the black wire is considered hot. The white wire is considered neutral. The bare or green wire is ground.
The fan is probably a 115 VAC single phase fan and the outlet is probably a 230 VAC "two phase" outlet. The fan would then have the following wires: hot (black), neutral (white), and ground (green). The outlet would then have the following wires: hot #1 (black), hot #2 (red), neutral (white), and ground (green). Pick either of the two hot wires on the outlet and connect the hot wire of the fan to that… Read More
Red and black are "hot", white is neutral. depending on the outlet being used, there should be some kind of indication telling you which is which. Sometimes it's just the colors of the screw, with brass being "hot", and silver representing neutral.
Typically you need 4 conductors. The hot wires are usually red and black. The neutral is white and the ground is green. If you put a volt meter across red and black you'll get 220 VAC. If between neutral and either hot 110 VAC.
The input white wire is connected directly to neutral side of the outlet. The input black wire is connected directly to one of the switch posts. Find a short piece of black wire and connect it from the OTHER side of the switch post to the "hot" side of the outlet. Connect the input ground wire to both the outlet and the switch.
Black wire on copper colored screw. Neutral is White on a silver colored screw.
On a 3 wire dryer cord there is no green wire. The white wire coming from the outlet is connected to ground or the green screw. The black and red wires are the hot wires.
You connect them in parallel. For the first outlet connect black (Hot) to the brass colored screw, the White (Neutral) to the silver colored screw and the bare wire to the green screw. Do the bare wire in such a way that you can also attach it via a wire nut to the supply wire bare wire for the next outlet. Then connect the Black and White of this supply wire for next outlet to… Read More
You need to take a new wire into the outlet and to your new switch box. Black (hot) to black and white (neutral) to white Also splice the ground wire through. In the switch box you'll have your new wire from the outlet and a wire going out to the new light. Incoming black wire to one terminal on the switch and the black wire going to the light on the other terminal. The neutral… Read More
Generally, if the electrician did it right, the BLACK wire is HOT, and the WHITE wire is NEUTRAL. Meaning that the white wire is the center tap of the main transformer, and the black wire(s) are either leg of the 240 volt output. Since the hot to center tap only takes half of the 240, it ends up being 120 volts at your outlet.
Black wire to copper screw( hot is marked on outlet) white wire to other side silver screw (neutral,white is marked on back of outlet) and bare copper wire to green screw. If the outlet box is metal, attach a 4inch bare copper wire too the copper wire with a ground wire nut (has hole through top of nut) now attach to a green ground screw on the box and to the green screw on the… Read More
Hot wire (black) to the gold colored terminal, and neutral (white) to the silver colored terminal. On the front of the outlet, the wider prong is the neutral. You probably also have a ground terminal (green) to connect to the bare copper ground wire.
Bring the hot power wire into the wall switch box and run another wire out to the outlet. Tie all the whites together in the switch box under a wire nut and shove this back into the box. Tie the black incoming wire and the black wire going to the outlet together and jump a wire off this to one of the screws on the light switch. Connect the black wire going to the light… Read More
If there are three attachment points then you have a ground and two hots. The ground goes to the green screw and the hot wires can be connected to either hot screw. If there are four wires then the hots will likely be red and black. The white wire is the common or neutral and the green or bare wire is ground.
Simply change it. You will not have the third ground wire, but that is all. The black wire should, I repeat should be the hot wire, but never assume when it comes to wiring. You can get a tester for a few dollars that has two wires and a small light. This would normally be used to stick in an outlet to see if there is currant. You can extend one side of this tester… Read More
Sure. For a light you need a fixture to hold the light and the light itself. The light needs to be connected to a voltage supply which you can get from the outlet. In the outlet box you will have a black, white and bare ground wire. Essentially you connect the white and bare wires directly to the light and switch the black wire (hot) through a switch.
Black wire to gold screw, white wire to silver screw, ground to green screw. If you are using a GFIC outlet then the hot wires coming in hook to the Line side of the GFIC receptacle and the wires going out to other receptacles hook to the load side.
Most likely the ground (green) wire is mistakenly connected to hot instead of the hot wire (black) at the breaker panel! Possibly you meant the neutral wire not the ground wire, in that case most likely the neutral (white) wire is mistakenly connected to hot instead of the hot wire (black) at the breaker panel! In either case check all three wires in the breaker panel for that circuit to make sure they are all… Read More
Wiring a 2 wire fixture to 4 wire outlet depends on configuration of wires in outlet box. If you have 2 white and 2 black I will assume there are more lights controlled by the same switch. 1st scenario attach both black wires to black of 120 volt fixture. Attach both white wires to white wire from fixture. atach ground to box or ground wire. 2nd scenario attach white neutral to white from fixture, Attach… Read More
I assume you mean you are wiring a 220 volt circuit. You will install a 220 volt double pole breaker of the correct size for the circuit. An example would be for an electric dryer that requires a 30 amp double pole breaker wired with 10/3 wire. You connect the Red & Black wires to the breaker. One on each screw. You now connect the White wire to the neutral bus bar in the service… Read More
How do you hook up a 15 amp 240V outlet which only has three terminals to 240V wire which has two hot wires a white and a ground?
Before working on this circuit be sure that the power is turned off. First the breaker that will be feeding the outlet should be a 2 pole 15 amp breaker using at least a #14 wire. Since this is a 240 volt install you will not be using the white wire. Tape it off and push it to the back of the outlet box. Take the 2 hot wires and connect them to the two… Read More
The "hot" usually black wire is connected to the brass coloured screw. The white wire is connected to the silver coloured screw and the bare ground wire is connected to the green screw of the receptacle.
How do you connect a four prong outlet to a 12-2 plus ground wire where both black and white wires are hot?
You don't, you need a three wire to correctly make the connection.
No, the plug (cap) ends of cords are of different configurations for just that reason so that the voltages can not be interchanged. This is a safety factor. Using 220 volt appliance will not work as efficiently as it would on the proposed working voltage that the manufacturer's recommendation. If the load is a resistive load it is governed by Ohm's law. Current is directly proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance… Read More
If you mean can you split off the power from an outlet to another outlet or device the answer is yes. Just make sure not to overload the circuit. Usually outlets have two connection points for Hot (Copper colored screw) - black wire and Neutral (Silver colored screw) - White wire. Just take off power at the unused screws if they exist or use wire nuts to branch off other wire pair and a pigtail… Read More
White wire goes to the silver, "COMMON" connection. Black and/or red wires go to the brass or "HOT" connection. Green or bare ground wire goes to the green or "GROUND" connection.
It is an outlet that has one hot wire, such as a household receptacle, or two hot wires, such as a dryer outlet (in the US). If the outlet has three hot wires, it would be called a 3-phase or polyphase outlet. These would normally be found only in an industrial setting.
The black wire originating from a breaker box or fuse box is the live wire. However, in certain cases, the grey (or white) neutral wire can also be live. For example, the black wire may feed a lighting outlet, and if the neutral wire is broken on its way back to the neutral bar in the panel, then the neutral wire from the lighting outlet will be hot, because there is an electrical path from… Read More
What to do with the white wire in track light with black green and white wires if the house does not have a white one?
The white is neutral. The house does have a neutral wire even though it may be black. One of those black wires is the neutral and the other is the hot wire. You will have to determine which is hot and which is neutral. You can easily do this with a voltage tester. The wire that lights the tester is the hot. When you wire the light simply wire the hot to hot, and the… Read More
You can buy a device that contains one outlet and one switch. In the current box you have t identify the supply side Black wire (Hot). This can be done with a voltmeter. Connect the supply side black to the switch and the brass colored screw on the outlet. Connect the white wire to the silver screw on the outlet. You may need to use a wire nut and multiple pigtail wires to feed the… Read More
The Load wire is always hot (black or red wire) and the Line wire is the one that returns to your fusebox (usually white). Answer above is absolutely wrong written by someone who does not know electricity and will get you electrocuted. The white wire is your neutral wire. The black or red coming from the electrical panel is the line wire. the black or red wire going to the next outlet or light fixture… Read More
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service. In order to plug your 3 wire stove into a 4 wire outlet, the easiest way to do so is to change the cord on the stove. This does not require cutting power to the outlet or anything like that. Anyone who is going to be changing the power cable on any device knows that you need to unplug the cord first… Read More
yellow is the live or hot
The brass screw is for the hot connection, usually the black wire.; sometimes a red one. The silver colored screw is for the white wire or neutral. If there is a green screw, it's for the ground, usually a bare wire but may also be green.
There is a fault in the neutral wire.
In the US, house wire has the BLACK wire connected to the HOT phase of the service input. The WHITE wire is connected to the NEUTRAL of the service input. Normally, both BLACK and WHITE wires are each connected to the 2 LOAD terminals. It is also normal that the WHITE service wire is connected to the wider spade outlet receptacle. The BLACK wire would then be connected to the shorter or narrower outlet spade… Read More
In North America any coloured wire except white and green can be designated to be a "hot" wire. White is reserved for the neutral wire of a circuit and green is reserved for the ground wire in a circuit.
most of the time you need to run a new wire containing two lines a neutral and a ground. If this wire is already run and it has a 3 prong outlet attached the what you need to do is turn off power. the check and make sure it is actually off. then when you disconnect the old outlet the new outlet gets wired with the two hot wires on the hot terminals the neutral… Read More
If the wiring system into which you are installing an outlet has no ground available, use an ungrounded outlet. In an ungrounded system, an outlet with a ground contact would allow the outlet user to mistakenly, and perhaps dangerously, assume that a ground was present. A suitable ground may be available as a ground wire accompanying the hot and neutral wires in the cable, or a ground may be available via conductive conduit and a… Read More
Actually it depends on if the outlet was properly wired in the first place. A 4 wire outlet does have a ground, neutral, and 2 "hot"