Wiring Receptacles and a Light Switch
How to Install Electrical Wiring for Receptacles and Light Switches
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Wiring for Receptacles and a Light Switch
Electrical Wiring: How do I wire a single pole switch, one light, and two receptacles for a bedroom.
- The switch would only control the light.
- I was wondering if I can connect all four together so they work properly.
This electrical question came from: Shannon, a Homeowner from Clifton Park, New York.
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Thanks for your home electrical question Shannon.
Wiring Receptacles and Light Switches
- Shannon, the power source is provided to the outlets and up to the light switch.
- The light switch is wired so it controls the hot side of the power then the power source continues up to the light fixture.
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