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How to Wire an Electrical Outlet With Red, White, & Black
Sep 17, 2018How to Wire an Electrical Outlet With Red, White, & Black Wires In a three-conductor cable, the extra wire is red, and it's almost always used as a hot wire. When you see a red wire in a 120-volt duplex outlet box, it's usually because one of the outlets is operated by a wall switch, while the other is always on.Author: Chris Deziel
On Electrical Wires, What Do the Colors Red, Black, White
On Electrical Wires, What Do the Colors Red, Black, White and Green Mean? The different colors of electrical wires indicate the function of the wire, with black and red indicating the wires carry electric current, white usually indicating neutral charge and green indicating the wire is grounded.