Electrical Wire Coloring Quiz Information

The following is sort of an electrical wire types chart:

These are the wire color/types you will be using:

 Black or Hot wire is used as the initial power feed to a circuit. It carries the current from the power source to the outlet. Acting as the first instance of a circuit, they are always carrying electricity, meaning it is dangerous to touch a hot wire while there is a power source feeding it. Hot wire is identified by its black casing.

 

 White wire  in an electrical circuit, a neutral wire delivers the remaining power that was left after your smart switch or any kind of appliance draws current, back to the transformer outside your house. It is a path created to facilitate that residual current goes easily back to the energy company.

 

A ground wire helps those positive charges get to the ground in a safe, direct and controlled way, where they can be discharged without the risk of electrical shock or fire. Excess electrical charges are common in any home.

What Does a Ground Wire Do?
As the name implies, a ground wire is an electrical wire that extends into the ground below your home. Electrical code requirements making ground wiring standard were phased in during the 1960s, so most modern homes have grounded outlets and electrical panels throughout. 
The purpose of a ground wire is to give excess electrical charges a safe place to go. The solid mass of earth below our feet has a negative electrical charge, which means positive electrical charges are naturally attracted to it. A ground wire helps those positive charges get to the ground in a safe, direct and controlled way, where they can be discharged without the risk of electrical shock or fire.