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    NEMA 5-15 receptacle description

    Issue:

    Which terminal is which in a standard household outlet?


    Product Line:

    Smart-UPS, Back-UPS, Surge

    Environment:

    All models, All Serial Numbers

    Cause:

    Informational

    Resolution:


    The NEMA 5-15 receptacle is the most common electrical receptacle in the United

    States and Canada. It is a two-pole, three-wire grounding receptacle which is

    used for a maximum of 15A and 125V. The standard wire colors are green for

    Ground and white for Neutral. The color of the Hot wire can vary depending on

    the building's electrical scheme; most common colors for the Hot wire are black

    and red. The individual prongs: Hot, Neutral & Ground are well differentiated

    as indicated in the diagram below.



     

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