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Adding an Outlet to a Wall Switch

I wired an outlet from a light switch but the outlet does not work, what did I do wrong? How to Wire a Switch Controlled Outlet.

Wiring for a Switch Controlled Outlet
Electrical Question: I wired an outlet from a light switch but the outlet does not work, what did I do wrong?

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This electrical wiring question came from Steve, a Homeowner  in Illinois.

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How to Wire a Switch Controlled Outlet

Application: Wiring a Switched Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switched Outlet, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switched Outlet should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Illinois. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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