How do I test for a live wire?

Answer Whether installing a new light fixture or working on existing electrical components, any home improvement project involving electricity should be performed safely. It is important to determine whet... Read More »

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Is line wire also called live wire?

Line is the left hole of an outlet. Neutral is the right, and ground is the upside-down semicircle. A live wire is a wire with current flowing through it. Because neutral doesn't have any current i... Read More »

When installing a Y-shaped electric range plug and it has places for three wires and you have a black wire white wire and a bare copper wire so which wire goes where?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can ca... Read More »

How to Test Coil Wire?

The ignition coil wire sits in the ignition distributor of your car and transforms the battery's voltage to the voltage needed to stimulate your spark plugs. The voltage from a battery is only 12 v... Read More »

How to Test a 5 Wire O2 Sensor?

A five-wire oxygen sensor is considered a wideband sensor. Traditional oxygen sensors have only one or three wires. The five-wire system allows the sensor to process more information, in turn creat... Read More »