Never work on any electrical parts until you are sure no electricity is going to your wires. Unplug any device before doing any work to it, including changing a light bulb! If you're unsure of your abilities there are many step by step instructions and videos that can be found online, or consult with a qualified electrical or other professional. Always stay under the maximum rated usage of any part you are using, specs can always be found on the product page where you purchased from. Cloth covered wire is a specialty product intended for lamp restorations and light-duty applications, it is not intended to carry a heavy electrical load and should not be used for larger appliances, high heat settings, or to carry other heavy electrical currents.
- Routinely check your electrical appliances and wiring for any signs of damage.
- When removing a plug from an outlet, pull the plug, NOT the wire!
- Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately.
- Replace any electrical device if it causes even small electrical shocks, overheats, shorts out, or gives off smoke or sparks.
- Keep electrical appliances away from wet floors and counters; pay special care to bathroom and kitchen applications.
- Do not allow children to play with or around electrical appliances and wiring.
- In A/C wiring: black is HOT, white is NEUTRAL, green (if present) is GROUND
OR if European coloring, brown is HOT and blue is NEUTRAL
OR if wires are same color the "marked" wire is NEUTRAL, the "unmarked" wire is HOT.
- All sockets are polarized, the brass terminal is the HOT, the silver is the NEUTRAL.
- The larger blade on a polarized plug end is the NEUTRAL. The other is HOT.
- A switch opens and closes the HOT side of the wire ONLY.