For wiring a 4 prong 40A recepticle for a stove, does it matter which blade gets red & which gets black, beside the fact that they are each on either side of the neutral?
You are corresponding with JOSEPH (The Electrical Doctor) - Your "Personal On-Line Electrical Professional Consultant".No, it does not matter which hot wire goes where as there is not rotation or phasing issues to worry about with this kind of setup. ____________________________________________________________________**Please Read Before Proceeding**If you are satisfied and have all your questions answered to your full understanding, please go ahead and rate my answer. Rating my answer tells me that you do not need any further assistance. If there is any part of my answer that you do not understand, do not rate my answer. At this point you will need to click on "Reply To Expert" so we can continue corresponding until you fully understand. Keep in mind, when you receive an answer, that does not mean you are finished. The post is only over when you are fully satisfied and completely understand what you need to do. Monday, June 25, 2012 12:55:59 PM
I want to wire the receptacle, so that it will work regardless of phase requirements.
Right, and there wont be regardless of how you wire up the hot lines. So it wont matter which wire goes where so long as you land the neutral and ground in the correct locations. **********Please Read Before ProceedingRemember: Please do not rate my answer until all of your questions have been answered to your full understanding. If you still need further assistance or clarification, click on "Reply To Expert"Monday, June 25, 2012 1:00:05 PM
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