Which wire is the hot wire in lamp wires?

Answer Striated, also referred to as ribbed, and smooth wires coexist inside of a functioning lamp. The striated wires are neutral or "common" wires, while the smooth wires are hot. Hot wires carry an ele... 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 »

Does french lamp wiring for a crystal lamp mean that the plug wire comes directly out of the socket rather than running through the base?

The cord is attached under the shade and runs outside the lamp along the back

How do you wire a 4 wire 110V appliance to a 3 wire wall plug?

Can you combine the black and red wire and connect it to the black wire from the house and have standard 110V service? Just take a little longer to cook?

Which is the hot wire on a lamp cord?

The answer varies by country, based on established electrical codes; in the United States, for example, the "hot" wire should be black or red, while the neutral wire is white or gray. If you cannot... Read More »