How to Read Our Wiring Diagrams

NOTE: By code, the number of conductors allowed in a box are limited depending on box size and wire gauge. Conductors include: wires, devices like switches and receptacles, and some other metal parts. Check here to calculate the number of conductors allowed in a box before adding new wiring, etc.

drawing explaining how to read wiring diagram labels

Silver Terminals = Neutral Connections
Brass Terminals = Hot Connections
Green Terminals = Ground Connections
Orange Band = Total Cable Wires

drawing explaining how to read wiring diagram labels

Grey Lines = Neutral Wires
Black Lines = Hot Wires
Green Lines = Ground Wires
Source = Circuit Hot Source

drawing explaining how to read wiring diagram labels

Black Triangle = Capped Wire Splice
Green Dot = Grounding Terminal
Black Band = Neutral Wire Marked Hot