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Switched Outlet Wiring


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Summary: Electrical Outlets Question:
When wiring a half-hot outlet do I leave the tab on the neutral side connected? If not then do I need to run a neutral wire to both screws on that side?.




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Switch Outlet Question:
When wiring a half-hot outlet do I leave the tab on the neutral side connected?
If not then do I need to run a neutral wire to both screws on that side?
Thanks Mike


Hi Mike - Great Electrical Repair Question!
The neutral tab stays in place as long as the outlet is served by the same circuit, which is most common.

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Dave Rongey

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.

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