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How To Connect the Electric Meter Neutral Wire
Electric Meter Neutral Connection

Electric Meter Neutral Connection

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Before you can connect the electric meter neutral wire, you must first know how the wire is marked and why. The wire marked with the white tape is the neutral wire and it is attached to the neutral lug terminal. The terminal is located directly in the center of the meter between the two hot wires. Strip the wire and insert it into the lug. Tighten the lug screw with a screw driver and tighten snugly. Tug on the wire to be sure that it is tight. Be sure to mark this wire with white tape.

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