Electrical FAQ's

What is the difference between poles & wires?

In hardware terminology, a "pole" denotes a live connection that controls a circuit. Each pole can manage a single circuit. Wires, on the other hand, are conductors that transmit electricity for device function.


Typically, a single pole is linked to the ground as a safety measure, allowing excess electricity to dissipate and mitigating the dangers of electrical shock, electrocution, and hazards from voltage spikes or short circuits.


A neutral wire serves to return unused electricity to the power source, thereby balancing the electrical load within the system.