=== === Tie the bare ground onto the ground screw in the back of the box then tie green wire from outlet to bare ground with a "wire nut", also known as a "marrette", or with an equivalent kind of secure electrical connector.
=== === <><><> If you must go with a 3 prong outlet, ground the box. I would recommend a 4 prong outlet as it meets modern code and is safer.
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
Bare wires!?!?!?! For 240V you need 3 wires plus ground. Red and Black are hot, white is neutral. Don't mess with 240V if you have no idea what you're doing. It's not safe at all.
the bare copper is always a ground
4 wire household wiring is black, red, (hot wires) white (neutral) and bare or green (ground wire). You say 3 wires. Is it 120v or 240v. If its 240v which is more common just use the two hots and the ground and cap off the neutral wire.
In industrial wiring 'three phase' green or bare copper is the norm for a ground. In home wiring 220/110 single phase, bare copper is the ground
Depends on what you are wiring. Green is a common color used for ground. Sometimes it is just a bare copper wire.
The existing 4 wires meaning Red, Black, White, Bare? Red and black are "hot" (using 120V from each phase of your service entrance), white is neutral, and bare is ground. Ground the bare or green wire to the electrical box then use red and black as your hot wires and white as neutral. You must ground the welder itself also with a jumper wire in order to be safe.
A 220V should be grounded like every other fixture, through a green or bare wire to the neutral bus in the main panel.
Black is hot, white is neutral and bare wire is ground. Neutral and ground are bonded together at the main panel.
The main electrical ground wire is sized to the service and is non insulted bare copper. Branch circuit grounds are green in conduit installations and bare copper again in house wiring cables.
Do not use this type of cable to feed a 120/240V dryer outlet. The outlet is ungrounded, and the third conductor is neutral not ground. Your ground wire must be sheathed by code. You cannot use the bare neutral conductor as ground. Diagram Did Not Come Through. You Have a 3 Prong Connector. The Prong On The Bottom By Its Self Connect The Bare Wire. That Is What Was # 3 Connect The Others To The Two Prongs Next To Each Other. Hope This Makes Some Sense (1) (2) (3) Connect White To (1), Connect Black To (2) Bare (3) Good Luck
In house wiring you have hot (Black), neutral (White) and ground (Bare wire).
You can either hard wire the new one or install an outlet for the plug. It the wiring was done correctly on the old one, you should have a Black, Red and either white or a bare wire. Red and Black are power and white or bare is ground. Ask for a Range Outlet, they are different than a Dryer Outlet. Turn the power of first of course.
Typical house wiring in the United States is: Green or bare copper = ground White = neutral (Center tap of the feed transformer) Black or red = hot.
It just means that the bare wire is insulated by a non-conducting coating. In home wiring the typical circuit has a black wire (Hot), a white wire (Neutral) and a bare wire which is ground.
No, the white should be approximately zero and the black approximately 110-120, assuming the "bare ground" refers to a bare conductor attached to electrical ground.
On a 110 volt circuit, Black is hot, White is neutral, Green or bare Copper is ground. . Connect Black to the gold screw, White to the silver screw, and bare copper ground to the Green ground screw on the receptacle. On a 220 Volt circuit Black & Red are both hot, each carrying 110 volts for a total of 220. White is Neutral and ground is Green or bare copper.
Depends slightly on the country and age of the wiring. Green or Green and Yellow striped are normal for modern wiring in most countries (USA, Canada, Europe). Old installations might have un-insulated bare copper for the earth/ground.
Yes, all receptacles require an earth ground. (the bare copper wire in house wiring). However, it is not a dedicated ground in that all ground wires in a houses electrical system are connected or in common.
Your service entrance cable could be Black, Red, White and bare cable. In a 240 V panel there would be 240V between Black and Red and 120 V between Black and White and Red and White. In the branch circuits the colors are Black, White and Bare wire. Black is Hot, White is Neutral and bare wire is earth ground and should be terminated on the ground bus in the main panel.
Because if the wire is "hot", that is, has electricity flowing through it, and you touch a bare wire, then YOU become the "ground" and complete the circuit. This will cause at the least a bad shock, and at the worst it will cause death. The "ground" wires are bare, but that is because they do not have electricity flowing through them unless something shorts out (ie a "hot" wire which is normally black or red in color touches a ground or neutral wire which is normally white. The "ground" wires are either bare or have a green coating.
No. Your ground and neutral must be seperate. If you are working on old work you can install an ungrounded outlet, but that can be dangerous if something goes wrong. It is not legal on new work. Also you can't use a bare ground wire as neutral as it has no insulation. The bare wire must be ground. Your best bet is to run new wire. Yes its more work, but it is the safest route. Please, please, please don't bond ground to neutral at your outlet. Do it right or hire a professional, negligence is fatal with electricity.
It depends on context. In general it's not safe to assume anything about wiring based on color, though the convention for alternating current is that neutral is white, ground is green (or bare copper), and "hot" is any other color.
You have a short of some sort. Depending on what fuse for what item, check the wiring for bare wires, bad ground, or a defective part.
In standard residential wiring there is a black (hot), white (neutral) and bare wire (ground). There must be a neutral, so not sure what you mean. The neutral and ground are bonded to each other at the main electric panel.
Canada and US - The colour of live wires in home wiring are red and black. The neutral is white. Ground is bare when in a cable set like loomex. Ground is green when associated with fixtures and appliances.