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Power Cord Polarity #717
03/01/01 06:38 PM
03/01/01 06:38 PM
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scockril  Offline OP
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Some appliance cords and extension cords are marked with ridges or printed lines on one conductor. Do the markings indicate the "hot" or the neutral?

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Re: Power Cord Polarity #718
03/01/01 07:24 PM
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That would be the Identified conductor.

Identified conductor is also a term for the Grounded conductor, which as everyone knows, is the Grounded Neutral conductor on 1 phase circuits.

This Identified conductor does mot always have to be the grounded conductor, as in where a 1 phase 2 wire 240 volt cord was used and it has an Identified conductor on the cord.

Scott.


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Re: Power Cord Polarity #719
03/02/01 03:30 AM
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Bill Addiss  Offline
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scockril

That is a good question! I've always wondered how common this knowledge is. I always use this method to figure out which is the neutral on a hanging Fixture.

Bill


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