What does it mean to have an open hot wire?

Answer An open hot wire is a wire that is active and has current running through it (meaning it's "hot"), but for whatever reason is not attached to the circuit (meaning it's "open"). In order for the cir... Read More »

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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 »

What does 6/3 wire mean?

Wire is specified according to its diameter and the number of conductors within the outer insulation. A 6/3 wire has three wires of 6-gauge diameter. American wire manufacturers use the American Wi... Read More »

What does ABA on a wire transfer mean?

A wire transfer is a means of electronically sending funds from an account at one bank to one at another bank. When sending a wire transfer, you must provide a number of pieces of information, incl... Read More »

What does 18 gauge wire mean?

Eighteen gauge wire is 0.0403 inches in diameter or 1.02 millimeters. The diameter of wire is expressed in terms of gauge and the larger the number the smaller the diameter of the wire. Sometimes y... Read More »