Subject: [TenTec] House wiring
>I'm assuming that there are some of us who, although they may know a
>great deal about electronics, may not know how to tell if a home outlet
>is wired properly.
Looking at the outlet, you will see that the contact on the left is longer
than the one on the right. The long contact is the neutral line and should
have the white wire connected. It usually will be the tin colored contact.
The short contact is the hot line and should have the black, red or blue
wire connected. It is brass or copper colored contact. The half moon contact
is the ground and should have the green wire connected. This is the standard
National Electric Code. Between hot and neutral should be the full voltage
(approx 115 VAC) also between hot and ground. Between neutral and ground
should be ZERO volts, indicating both wires at same ground potential.
regards, Carlos KB0REI
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