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POSITIVE and NEGATIVE are Direct Current (DC) terms In Alternating Current (AC) terms it is: HOT-LEG (brass colored screw) and NEUTRAL (silver colored screw) On polarized plugs 120volts, the ...

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Buy a “polarized” replacement plug, that is, one that has a normal prong and a wide one. The neutral line on the lamp cord is the one that’s odd; it’ll have ribbing, a sharp ridge or printing on it. If the cord is translucent, the neutral is silver. The wire that goes to the narrower prong has a smooth, plain surface or is gold in color.

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Plugs with the two of the same-sized prongs are considered non-polarized because there is no clear distinction as to which prong is for the “hot” side and the “neutral” side. When older devices with a non-polarized two-prong design are inserted into a non-polarized outlet, the polarity (directional flow of the current) would be reversed.

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Polarized receptacles are similarly designed with inlets of different sizes so that you can only insert the plug one way. On cords of this type, the larger prong connects to the neutral wire. Some three-prong plugs are also polarized, and when they are, the same rule applies: the larger prong connects to neutral.

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This means the plug has a small blade for the hot wire and a wide blade for the neutral wire, and the wires feeding those blades should not be reversed when you put a new plug on. Always use a polarized plug for a lamp, extension cord or any other cord that's polarized to begin with.

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Neither: there is no positive or negative The power in your home is alternating current. The electrons wiggle back and forth, they don't move in one continuous direction. The wide prong is attached to what some people call the neutral but real...

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As has been said, a polarized plug is "hot" on the small blade and "neutral" on the big blade and the big blade is at the same electrical potential as the ground. Which is why you don't want to defeat the big and little sides and you should always plug them in the correct "polarity." As yellowfiero stated, it's a safety feature.

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Replacing a damaged plug is easy, but for safety you have to follow proper wiring rules, especially when wiring a polarized plug. Replacing a damaged plug is easy, but for safety you have to follow proper wiring rules, especially when wiring a polarized plug. Skip links. ... How to Tell Negative and Positive Wire.

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A polarized plug will have one prong wider than the other, which is the neutral, and usually silver-colored prong. The hot prong will be narrower and usually gold colored. With a non-polarized plug, you can wire either wire to either prong.

www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_polarized_plug

POSITIVE and NEGATIVE are Direct Current (DC) terms In Alternating Current (AC) terms it is: HOT-LEG (brass colored screw) and NEUTRAL (silver colored screw) On polarized plugs 120volts, the ...