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How to wire an outlet where the top is always hot and the bottom works with a switch…

How to wire Switched Outlets

Question: How to wire an  outlet where the top is always hot and the bottom works with a switch.

This electrical question came from: john , a Student from Reidsville,NC

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Thanks for your electrical question John .

John,  complete wiring diagrams and instructions can be found  by following the link below.
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Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams
This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.

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