What idiot wrote this ? They refer to the left and right side of
recepticals as being the hot and neutral. In some houses they could be
reversed, and even in the same house the left and right could be reversed.
There is no standard on the way the recepticals are mounted in the wall.
Yes the outlet can be mounted with ground pin down, which seems to be
most common, or turned 180 deg with ground pin up. Or the outlet can be
mounted horizontally as well. Is it as looking at the front or from the
back? So saying right or left slot is too ambiguous.
I prefer to reference them as small slot = hot and larger slot neutral, but then some very old un-polarized outlets the slots are both
the same size (small).
The web site could use some pictures or diagrams.
I've got a dryer socket, that the article didn't say how to test. And,
outside my trailer there is a big plug and socket, that plugs my trailer in.
Peoples RV have big plugs and sockets, too. No information how to test
Pretty useless article. And, I didn't see anything how to test plugs. I've
got some plugs on my appliances, I should test those.
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