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How To Wire Half Hot Receptacles

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring Diagrams for Half Hot Receptacles – A full set of wiring diagrams about how to wire half-hot and switched outlets.

Wiring Diagrams for Half Hot Receptacles

Electrical Question: I have a receptacle where 3 pairs of 14-2 lines enter the outlet box.

Here is the Problem:

How should this be wired?

This electrical wiring question came from: Vince, a Handyman from Amherst, NY.
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Dave’s Reply:
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Wiring Diagrams for Half Hot Receptacles

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
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 receptacle circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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One Response to “How To Wire Half Hot Receptacles”
  1. Scott says:

    I am wiring half hot receptacles with the other half of the receptacle being on a gfci. when I turn power on to GFCI, the red light comes on, as soon as I push the test button it trips the gfci. I have been down the line, 5 outlets with a outlet tester and is shows all the outlets are wired correct. Can you help?