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Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.

How To Wire Switched Outlets

Electrical Question: I’m replacing a simple light switch with a switch outlet combination.

This electrical wiring question came from: Lyle, a Handyman from Wellsville, NY USA
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lyle.

How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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