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Tips for Wiring Electrical Outlets and Switches

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Connect White Wire to Silver Screw Terminal and Black Wire to Bronze Terminal
It is critical to make sure you wire the outlet with correct polarity. Fortunately it is easy to do so. Just connect the white wire (neutral) to the silver colored screw or terminal and the black wire (hot) to the bronze terminal screw.

What about the green wire or the bare copper wire? Well that one is ground wire and gets connected to the green grounding screw.

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