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Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Switched Outlet – You will notice that these outlets have the tab removed from the “hot” side or Brass side of the outlet which allows the top half of the plug to be controlled only from the switch while the bottom end of the outlet remains “hot” all the time.

Wiring a Switched Outlet with Detailed Wiring Diagrams

Electrical Question: I need help wiring a switched outlet with a wiring diagram included.

This electrical wiring question came from: Mark, a Homeowner from San Jose, California

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mark.

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