I understand that there are two ways to wire up receptacles: either in series or in parallel. To wire in series one connects the live and neutral wires directly to the receptacles; to wire in parallel one connects the live and natural wires to the receptacle by a pigtail (see image 1 below).
Right so far?
Then I look at B&DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Complete Guide to Home WiringÃ¢â‚¬ and they have two additional wiring styles: A) the live wires are connect by pigtail but the neutral wires are connected directly, B) the neutral wires are connect by pigtail but the live wires are connected directly (see image 2 below).
- So are A&B in series or parallel?
- When should I wire receptacles in parallel and when is series?
- Do these same rules apply to light fixtures?