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Wiring a Switch that Controls an Outlet
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How to Wire a Half Hot or Switched Outlet: Wiring Connections for Switched Outlet
Guide to Wire a Half Hot or Switched Outlet
Electrical Question: I have a switch that controls an outlet.
- It is three wire Romex that has a black red white and ground.
- There are also a two wire Romex in the same box that feeds other outlets.
- My tester says that there is a hot and ground reversed.
- What am I doing wrong?
This electrical wiring question came from: Tony, from Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tony.
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.
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