RE: Hot & Neutral Wires? Answered
I cannot find where you have covered the polarity of the plugs in relation to the hot & neutral wires, and also the "silver" and "brass" finish used on plug and socket attachment screws which identify neutral and hot connection points respectively.
The wide plug blade is the neutral, to whose silver screw the ribbed or white neutral wire attaches, the other end of that neutral wire attaches to the silver screw of the socket.
The neutral wire is never switched.