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Electrical Question about Single Pole Switch Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am trying to wire a single pole switch to control an outlet. The power source for the single pole switch is a 3 pole switch. The 3 pole switch has both a red and white wire going into it as well as black.

Electrical Question from Bill about Single Pole Switch Wiring

Received from Bill a Handyman in Marysville, WA

Question: I am trying to wire a single pole switch to control an outlet. The power source for the single pole switch is a 3 pole switch. The 3 pole switch has both a red and white wire going into it as well as black. Can you send me a diagram on how to wire this?
Thanks,
Bill

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.
Bill – Please follow this link for detailed instructions and a wiring diagram: Wiring a Switched Outlet

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