Electrical Wiring for Switched Wall Sockets


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Wall Switched Outlets: Basic Wiring Configuration for Half Hot Outlets, Wiring Outlets to be Controlled by a Switch and Wiring Outlets to Not be Controlled by a Switch.


Wiring Switch Controlled Wall Sockets

Electrical Question: I have a home wall switch wiring problem. I think someone who owned the home before me changed the wiring so that 5 wall sockets are always hot.

This home electrical wiring question came from: Bill , a Handyman from Vallejo, California.
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Additional Comments: I’m looking forward to getting a wiring diagram to help me correctly wire this wall switch

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring question Bill.

How to Wire a Wall Switched Outlets

Application: Wiring a Half Hot Switched Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best Installed by a Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Specific to the scope of the work and the condition of the home and project. Electricians Tools, including Pouch of Hand Tools, Power Tools, Drill motor and Auger Drill Bits and Extension Cords, and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the circuit power source at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before installing wiring or working or making connections.

Basic Wiring Configuration for Half Hot Switched Outlets

Wiring Outlets to be Controlled by a Switch

Wiring Outlets to Not be Controlled by a Switch

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