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Reversed polarity: Is It Dangerous?

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 2, 2017 10:37:00 AM

Reversed polarity is when the hot and neutral connections at a receptacle are wired backwards. The wiring in your home is color coded. The black wire is "hot" or electrically charged. The white wire is the "neutral" wire and is not electrically charged. The black or hot wire should be connected to the brass colored screw and the white neutral to the silver screw. 

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