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3 prongs, are as follows live wire-- nuetral--- live wire.. the middle terminal is always the nuetral line.. so normal color codes are red(live)-white(nuetral)- black(live), or black(live)--whiite(nuetral)-red(live). so long as you nuetral hooks to center post either live wire can go to either side

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