Question: What side does the power wire go on an outlet?

Power comes from the service panel along the black (hot) wire through other outlets, switches, and light fixtures on the circuit and begins its return to the source through the white (neutral) wire attached to this outlet. The black wire attaches to a brass terminal; the white wire, to a silver terminal.

Which side do the wires go in an outlet?

White (neutral) goes on the side allocated for the larger prong. Black (Hot) goes on the smaller prong side or white to silver screws, black to gold screws.

Which side does the white wire go on an outlet?

neutral terminal Always connect the white wire to the neutral terminal of outlets and light fixtures. The neutral terminal is always marked. Its usually identified by a silver or light-colored screw. Connect the hot wire to the other terminal.

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