What is a common in a circuit?
Also know, is the common wire live or neutral?
The faceplate of a single, one-way switch has two terminals: "L1" is the terminal to which the neutral core wire is attached - the blue wire (traditionally black, before the change). "COM" or "Common" is the terminal to which the live core wire is attached - this is the brown wire (formerly red).
Similarly, does the common wire carry current? You are correct in thinking that in a typical two wire AC loop/circuit, both wires carry the same amount of current (amps). To sum up, a live wire carries the full load current, while a neutral wire carries some current, only when the loads are not balanced.
Similarly, it is asked, what is ground for in a circuit?
In electrical engineering, ground or earth is the reference point in an electrical circuit from which voltages are measured, a common return path for electric current, or a direct physical connection to the earth. Electrical circuits may be connected to ground (earth) for several reasons.
What happens if you wire a light switch wrong?
If either wire at the light fixture is still hot then the switch is wired incorrectly. If one of the wires is still hot at the light fixture with the switch in the off position, then you most likely have the light switch on the neutral wire. Separate the bare ends of the wires so you can safely turn the power back on.