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Understanding Switched Outlet Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Switched Outlet: Wiring 110 volt switched outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home.

Identifying Switched Outlet Wiring

Electrical Question: I have a new condo. On a 120V, 20A circuit there are six outlets.

This electrical wiring question came from: Douglas, a Homeowner from Clearwater, Florida
Additional Comments: AWESOME

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

How to Wire a Switched Outlet

Douglas, I believe you are describing a half hot or switched outlet.

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Wiring Electrical Outlet for the Home
Home electrical wiring includes 110 volt outlets and 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how wiring electrical outlets for the home are done.

The Following will assist you with your Switched Outlet Wiring

Understanding Switched Outlet Wiring for Home Electrical


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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