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Wiring a Switched Outlet
By Dave Rongey
How a Switched Outlet is Wired
Electrical Outlets Question:
I replaced a receptacle. The switch used to turn off half the receptacle and the other half would stay on now both top and bottom go off and on with the switch. HELP!!!
Hi Michael - Great Electrical Repair Question!
Follow this link - It should help you solve your problem:
Switched Outlet Wiring Diagram
Do-it-yourself electrical outlets projects can be rewarding, but please be careful! Always make sure the circuit is off.
NEVER work on live electrical circuits.
For best results contact a Licensed Electrical Contractor
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wiring!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester, [amazon.com], I use for the detection of Standard Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
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