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Wiring a Switched Outlet for a Light

Wiring diagram shows how to install a switched outlet with photos and full explanation.

Wiring Diagram for a Switched Outlet
Question: how to install a outlet from a switch that cuts on a light

This electrical question came from: Scott, a Handyman from Wilson, NC
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Thanks for your electrical question Scott.

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Switched Outlet Wiring Diagram
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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