i just bought an led driver. but it has two white wires for the mains. I was wondering which wire is live and neutral.


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    That's not really going to matter as it's almost certainly being passed through a bridge rectifier. Jul 6, 2016 at 8:03

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It doesn't matter.

As AC current alternates, the only difference between the two input cables is which is connected to ground (in your switchboard and/or at the supply transformer).

The only case where they need to be differentiated is when switching - you should not switch neutral, except in very few cases where you also switch phase.

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