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Wiring a Switched Outlet Wiring Diagram – Power to Receptacle

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  • Bob Pfister

    Do both outlets work off the switch , or is the bottomĀ  outlet always hot ?

    • Jack

      The bottom is always hot in this diagram.

  • don

    Question, I did this as pictured but the light the switch controls is flickering lightly now instead of being on bright. What would happen if i did NOT break the tab and why would the light flicker?

  • Colin

    This is what my original wiring looks like. When I convert to a GFCI outlet though (I keep the wiring in the exact same setup) but now the light switch wont work. The outlet works fine in both top and bottom though. The white wire coming out of the light switch was connected to the ground screw on the GFCI though instead of the black wire as it is in this picture. Does anyone know what my problem is?

  • louie

    As I understand from this wiring diagram, the switch only works on the upper outlet. But the lower outlet looks like still hot.

  • louie

    I guess it will be more useful if the black on the lower is removed and both tab is connected…..

  • louie

    I guess it will be more useful if the black wire on the lower outlet is removed and both tab is connected. Hot wire will be connected/disconnected by using the switch on both outlet.


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