Wiring a Switch that Controls an Outlet


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring a Switch Controlled Outlet: Wiring Configurations for a Half-Hot Switched Outlet.


Guide to Wire a Half Hot or Switched Outlet

Electrical Question: I have a switch that controls an outlet.

This electrical wiring question came from: Tony, from Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

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

Wiring a Switch Controlled Outlet

wiring a switched outlet half hot

Application: Half Hot Switched Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to 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 electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Wiring Configurations for a Half-Hot Switched Outlet

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