Question – Identifying the Wires
Why do I have two black wires on the fixture?
I removed 2 fluorescent light fixtures that were mounted on the ceiling. The 2 fixtures were controlled by a switch. I decided to use the wiring from 1 light to power a ceiling mounted TV.
I have a grounded receptacle. The wire that supplied power to the light has 1 ground, 1 white and 2 black wires.
I would like to verify that the 2nd black wire should be attached to the 2nd brass terminal of the receptacle. Is that correct?
I’m not sure why you have 2Â black wires, unless the second black fed the second fixture. If that was the case I would think there would be a second white wire as well.Â Not knowing the layout and proximity of the fixtures itÂ is not exactly clear what you have goingÂ on there.
Can you supply a little more detail, a picture of the layout and wiring would really help.
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