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How To Change Switched Outlet Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Change Switched Outlet Wiring: I have an outlet controlled by a switch that I would like to have so it controls only one of the outlet socket, will I have to rewire anything?

Switched Outlet Wiring

Electrical Question: I have an outlet controlled by a switch that I would like to have so it controls only one of the outlet socket, will I have to rewire anything?

Thank you for your time.

This question came from Scott, a Homeowner from Brunswick, Maryland.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Scott.

How to Change Switched Outlet Wiring

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.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done through the local building authority, according to applicable local and national electrical codes, with a permit, and have required inspections.

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