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Articles about Outlets

Lost Power to Garage Outlets


How to Check the Electrical Circuit for Garage Outlets



Electrical Wiring for Switched Wall Sockets


How to Wire a Wall Switched Outlets: Basic Wiring Configuration for Half Hot Outlets, Wiring Outlets to be Controlled by a Switch and Wiring Outlets to Not be Controlled by a Switch.



How To Wire a Switched Outlet


How to Get Power to a Switched Outlet: Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams.



Installing an Outlet for a Wall Mount TV


How can I install an outlet for my new TV? How to add Wiring for a New Outlet, Adding an Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV.



How to Convert 120volt to 220volt


Converting 120 volt to 220 volt for Specific Equipment: Can I convert 120volt to 220volt for a CNC Router requiring 220v 1Ph 20amp?



Wire Connections and Adding Outlets


How are the wires connected when adding new outlets? How to Add Outlets and Make the Right Connection.



How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet


GFI and GFCI Questions: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip, Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light, The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working. How to Fix Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem.



Will a Laundry Unit Work with the Outlet in Our Apartment?


We are going to purchase a laundry center. The circuit we will be using is 15amp, will this work in our apartment?



Installing an Outlet for a Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher


I want to install an outlet for a garbage disposal. Do I need to install a GFI outlet to wire the garbage disposal and dishwasher in my kitchen? How to Wire a Garbage Disposal and a Dishwasher.



Why No Power to Wall Sockets


How to Get Your Wall Sockets and Outlets Working Again: The problem could be at one of the wall sockets or outlets where the wiring connects to the outlet or it could be a wiring splice in one of the outlet boxes within the outlet circuit.



Nicked Electrical Outlet Wiring and Greasy Stuff


While replacing sheet-rock in my kitchen I notice the wire coming from an outlet had blackish brown sorta greasy stuff running down the wire. How to Repair Nicked Electrical Wire and Cables.



Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets


How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. 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.



How To Wire Half Hot Receptacles


Vince in New York asks: I have a receptacle where 3 pairs of 14-2 lines enter the outlet box, how should this be wired?



Half Hot Switched Outlets Explained


How to Wire Half Hot Switched Outlets: The brass tab is a link between the top and bottom receptacles that allow them to be isolated from one another for applications such as a wall outlet that has one receptacle controlled by the wall switch while the other receptacle is hot all the time.



Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams


How to Wire a Switched Outlet – You will notice that these outlets have the tab removed from the “hot” side or Brass side of the outlet which allows the top half of the plug to be controlled only from the switch while the bottom end of the outlet remains “hot” all the time.



Wiring a Switched Outlet Combo


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



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