Asked by: Sufen Baumgardten
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th April, 2020

What wire goes on the gold screw?

The neutral and hot wires are connected to the two vertical prongs at the top of the receptacle, with neutral on the left silver screw and hot on the right gold screw, and the ground wire is connected to the green screw at the bottom.

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Similarly one may ask, what color screw does the hot wire go to?

A black or red-hot wire usually connects to a brass-colored screw terminal or black wire lead on electrical devices. A white neutral wire usually connects to a silver-colored terminal or white wire lead.

Also Know, which is the hot wire on a 3 prong plug? The color code is standard in electrical wiring. The black wire is the hot wire. It becomes energized as soon as you insert the plug into a working receptacle. The white wire is known as the neutral or return wire.

In respect to this, is the gold screw positive or negative?

There is no positive and negative side in a standard 110 volt AC wall outlet. There is a “hot" and a “neutral" side. The hot wire is black and should be attached to the gold screw on the outlet. The neutral wire is white and should be attached to the silver screw.

Does it matter which wire goes where on a light switch?

If your switch has a “LINE” marking, the always hot wire goes to this. The other connection will be “LOAD” where the load (ie light fixture) is wired. The load wire may have red electrical tape on it to differentiate.

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