By Editors of CPi

The editors of inventive Publishing, overseas, now carry you the Wiring fundamentals quickly Read, offering primary heritage info on how electrical energy works and the way you could paintings with it accurately. This speedy learn, excerpted from the best-selling The Black & Decker whole advisor to Wiring, fifth edition, comprises details on circuitry, instruments, uncomplicated wiring how-to, and a thesaurus of phrases. if you'd like the remainder of the tale, glance for The Black & Decker whole consultant to Wiring, fifth edition.

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Red Hot wire carrying current at full voltage. White, black markings Hot wire carrying current at full voltage. Green Serves as a grounding pathway. Bare copper Serves as a grounding pathway. Individual wires are color-coded to identify their function. In some circuit installations, the white wire serves as a hot wire that carries voltage. If so, this white wire may be labeled with black tape or paint to identify it as a hot wire. Wire Size Chart WIRE GAUGE WIRE CAPACITY & USE #6 60 amps, 240 volts; central air conditioner, electric furnace.

Every year. In addition, as many as 500 die in fires from electrical causes. Home wiring can be a very satisfying task for do-it-yourselfers, but if you don’t know what you’re doing or are in any way uncomfortable with the idea of working around electricity, do not attempt it. This chapter is intended to explain the fundamental principles behind the electrical circuits that run through our homes. It also includes some very basic tips for working safely with wiring, and it details the essential tools you’ll need for the job.

Polarized receptacle: A receptacle designed to keep hot current flowing along black or red wires, and neutral current flowing along white or gray wires. Power: The result of hot current flowing for a period of time. Use of power makes heat, motion, or light. Receptacle: A device that provides plug-in access to electrical power. Romex: A brand name of plastic-sheathed electrical cable that is commonly used for indoor wiring. Commonly known as NM cable. Screw terminal: A place where a wire connects to a receptacle, switch, or fixture.

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