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By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Get Power to a Switched Outlet: Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams.

Switched Outlet Circuit Wiring

Electrical Question: I am having a problem wiring a switched outlet.

Hopefully I made sense. Can you help me?

This electrical wiring question came from: Ed, a Homeowner from Grand Junction, Colorado.

Additional Comments: Just a description would help as well.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ed.

How to Get Power to a Switched Outlet

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the outlet panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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