When wiring an electrical plug which terminal silver or Simple answer is white goes to silver, black to brass and of course green to the green screw. Is silver an electrical conductor? Silver is very good conductor of electricity. When wiring a wall plug is the common wire white or black? With all the thrash on this question the true answer is it depends on the application. A 3 way switch has a black screw for the hot this is common to the travelers so in this case black is common. For the majority of wiring we consider the neutral white or gray wire common. – Ed Beal Nov 14 '18 at 17:03Black (hot) wire, brass screw (small blade) White (neutral) wire, silver screw (wide blade). Ground (bare or green) wire, green screw. (U blade)16The ACTUAL question asked was: "which color goes to COMMON?"
Answer: WHITE. The only upvoted answer so far does not clarify anything about COMMO..0White. The "common" is the "neutral" or "ground" wire, depending on the type of circuit. In normal US residential wiring, you'll have a black "hot"..You have a 3 way switch if it says common(common is the wire going from one switch to another) didn't know outlets had 3 way? But I only know the b..