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Wiring a Switched Outlet Combo

How Can I Replace an Wall Outlet with a Switched and Outlet Combo? Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet.

Combo Switched Outlet
Electrical Question How Can I Replace an Wall Outlet with a Switched and Outlet Combo?

This electrical wiring question came from: Ron, a Homeowner from Jupiter, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Ron.

Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet

Application: Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the power source at the panel, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Half -Hot Switched Outlet

Combo Switch Outlets are handy when space is limited to one electrical box, but keep in mind that the proper wires must be present to make this combo switch outlet work correctly.

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