ask the electrician
Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable


GFCI Wiring Through A Switch

How to Wire a GFCI Outlet – Typically the bathroom GFCI is on a separate circuit and may not be providing power to your bathroom lighting.

© By:


Electrical Wiring Video



Home Electrical Wiring Videos about this Topic and More

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!



Learn more with my Home Electrical Video Course:

Basic Home Electrical Wiring by Example

Wiring for GFCI Outlets
[ad#block] Electrical Question: I would like my bathroom light switch to control power to the GFCI outlet, how do I do that?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Keith.
Background: Keith, a Homeowner from Alberta Canada

How to Wire a GFCI Outlet
Typically the bathroom GFCI is on a separate circuit and may not be providing power to your bathroom lighting.
A separate switch could be installed to control the GFCI outlet, however the method of the existing wiring to the GFCI would need to be identified in order to configure the switch wiring correctly.
Many times the GFCI circuit will feed more than one bathroom and  the wiring will depend on how the GFCI  Line and Load wiring is configured.
Depending on the wiring configuration a 2-pole switch may be required to maintain the GFCI integrity of both the neutral and hot wires.

GFCI Wiring
GFCI Wiring

GFCI Wiring

This list of articles will help you learn about the features and benefits provided by GFI and GFCI Receptacles and how they are wired.

The Following will assist you with your Electrical Wiring

This link is helpful as a Homeowner
Do-It-Yourself Electrical

Make sure not to miss these Resources for: How-To-Pictures
Home Electrical Projects

Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!

For Best Results Consult a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Locate An Electrical Contractor in Your Area


The following may also be helpful for you:


electrical wiring book

A Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring

Be sure to get your copy of my BIG Book:
Perfect for Homeowners, Students and Electricians
Includes:
Home Electrical Wiring - Room by Room
120 Volt Circuits
240 Volt Circuits
Multi-Wired Circuits
Wiring Methods for Installing Home Electrical Circuit Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.




Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

More articles about Electrical Wiring, GFI-GFCI and Home Electrical Wiring:

« Previous Next »

Replacing Receptacle Outlets

Testing an Electric Motor Circuit