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How To Wire and Install an Outlet...Step #6: Making the Neutral Connection
Making the Neutral Connection

Making the Neutral Connection

Timothy Thiele

Depending on the type outlet you've selected to install and the brand name, the neutral connection may be different from the one I'm showing here. This neutral connection has slots that are tightened with the screws mounted on the side of the outlet. Notice that the white wire (neutral)is connected to the silver-colored terminal.

Other outlets will have only the screws on the side to connect to. If so, connect the wires as you just connected the ground wire. That is, with the wire loop opening facing the right, connect it to the screw and tighten in a clockwise motion.

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