How to Replace a Plug on a Cord
Wire Colors for a 120 Volt Plug – The wiring definitions for a 120 volt plug are…
Wire Colors for a 120 Volt Plug
Electrical Repair Question: I’m replacing the plug on the cord for a battery charger. There is a green wire ,white wire, and a black wire. Which is the ground wire?
This electrical question came from: Dan, from Columbus, Ohio,
Thanks for your electrical question Dan
Replacing a Plug
120 Volt Wiring Assignments
- The wiring definitions for a 120 volt plug are:
- The black wire is the Hot or Power.
- The white wire is for the Neutral.
- The green wire is for the ground or earth.
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