Electrical Wiring for a Switch Outlet Combination
How is a combo outlet and switch wired? Wiring a Electrical Outlet and Switch Combo Device.
Electric Outlet and Switch Combo
Electrical Question: How is a combo outlet and switch wired?
I’m wiring a switch outlet combination. No matter what I do I can not get the lights and outlets to work at the same time. Maybe you know what to do and can help.
Thanks for your electrical question Zachary.
Background: Zachary, a Handyman from Burlington, New Jersey.
Wiring a Electrical Outlet and Switch Combo Device
Application: Wiring a Switched Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – 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 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 wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.
How to Wire a Outlet and Switch Combo
- In most cases, the primary power source is shared between the switch and the outlet, either with a wire jumper or the bridge or tab that is located on the side of the combo switch and outlet.
- The tab is remove only when the power source is not shared.
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