Wiring Connections for Outlets
Electrical Wiring Designations for Outlet Screw Terminals© By: Dave Rongey
Electrical Wiring for Outlets
[ad#block]On the electrical outlet there is a silver and a gold terminal screw connection.
- Does the white wire or black wire connect to the gold connection?
This electrical question came from: JG, from phoenix, Arizona
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Thanks for your electrical question JG
Electrical Wiring Designations for Outlet Screw Terminals
- The typical electrical wiring for a 120 volt outlet is the following:
- The Black Power Wire attaches to the Brass (or Gold) Side Screw terminal
- The White Neutral Wire attaches to the Silver Side Screw terminal
- The Bare or Green Ground wire attaches to the Green Screw terminal, typically found at the bottom of the outlet.
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