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I am attemting to wire a cord, which has a ribbed side and

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I am attemting to wire a cord, which has a ribbed side and a smooth side, to the wires coming from the home whic are black and white... which wire connects to the positive (black?) and which to the negative(white?)


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The ribbed wire is the neutral and connected to your white wire. The wire inside the smooth would be connected to the black (hot) wire.






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