I'm looking at installing some security cameras at my place. I have an outdoor outlet that is ideally positioned to power one of the security cameras, however, using a test to figure out if it was working, I noticed that the polarity is reversed.
It seems to be reversed at the outlet, but I tried pulling it out of the receptacle box a little bit to see and the old romex and the freezing temperatures outside make it very hard to work with and attempt to fix for the moment.
Doing some research, I learned that there is a potential danger for appliances with a power switch, because on could be off and vice versa. In my case though, all I need to plug in for the camera is a pretty standard 5v USB AC/DC power adapter. Is there any risk to humans or the cameras in this scenario?