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Old 07-30-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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Just like in house wiring, the neutral is always white. Trailers I have experience with both had the 12VDC positive black (like black = hot in household single phase 15A circuits). Not to say you couldn't have red = +ve/hot too (corresponding to the hot on the other side of a split phase household circuit).

The only place I see black=ground/red=hot is in pure DC applications (e.g. automotive).

With trailers having both 12VDC and 120VAC wiring, its safer to have a consistent white = neutral/ground standard - in fact white/grey = neutral is mandatory in both the US and Canadian electrical codes for both AC and DC (Wiring Color Codes : Color Codes).

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Old 07-30-2014, 12:41 PM   #12
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to the origional poster ..

your welcome .. and welcome to the club .. enjoy .


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