Wiring a Combination GFCI Receptacle and Switch

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a GFCI Combo Switch Receptacle Outlet – The same is true for the GFI outlet connections. This GFI switch combo will either come with wired leads for connecting to your existing wires or there will be screw terminals for direct wired connections of your existing wires. With the screw terminals you will typically have the option of sharing the same power source or separate power sources.

Installing a Combination GFCI Receptacle and Switch

Electrical Question: I want to install a Combination GFCI receptacle and Switch Combo.

Could you help me with a diagram before I buy it?
The combo switch and receptacle is a Pass & Seymour 15952SWTWWCC4.
Thank You,

This combo GFI electrical Wiring question came from: Tony, a Homeowner from Brighton, Colorado
Additional Comments: Really like your site.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your combo switch and receptacle question Tony.

Skill Level: Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

How to Wire a GFCI Combo Switch Receptacle Outlet

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2 Responses to “Wiring a Combination GFCI Receptacle and Switch”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Nicholas,
    The GFCI receptacle should be connected to the power source first, then connect the fountain pump and other the devices. This way there will be GFCI protection for these devices. If more receptacles are needed then add another receptacle to the LOAD side of the GFCI outlet.
    Be aware that electrical codes must apply, and the amount of electrical load will depend on the circuit size of the power source.
    I hope this helps,

  2. Nicholas says:

    I am trying to wire a fountain pump and a GFCI receptacle to the same power source. How do I do this with the pump being able to run and also being able to use the GFCI plug also?


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