Ac Receptacle With Switch Wiring
Connect the red wire coming from the outlet to the bottom switch terminal and now the lower receptacle on the split tab outlet will get power only when the switch is on.
Ac receptacle with switch wiring. This video is part of the heating and cooling series of training videos made to accompany my websi. The brass tab is a link between the top and bottom receptacles that allow them to be isolated from one another for applications such as a wall outlet that has one receptacle controlled by the wall switch while the other receptacle is hot all the time. By hubbell wiring device kellems catalog id. This outlet is commonly used for a heavy load such as a large air conditioner.
The outlet should be wired to a dedicated 20 amp 240 volt circuit breaker in the service panel using 12 2 awg cable. Connect the black jumper wire to the top terminal screw on the switch and now both the switch and the top receptacle in the split tab outlet have power. How to wire half hot switched outlets. This one covers how to wire the combination switch outlet.
Instead of running a separate pigtail from the hot wire to each switch just leave the hot wire extra long. To connect the switches simply score the wire with your wire stripper and push the insulation to expose about 3 4 in. The three wires in a standard nmb cable are connected to the three prongs of a standard electrical outlet properly called a receptacle. Leviton 15 amp 125 volt combo self test tamper resistant gfci outlet and switch white.
First the circuit can be direct wired through the receptacle that is the entry cable can be attached to one pair of hot and neutral screw terminals on the receptacle while the exit cable can be attached to the other set of screws. There are two basic options for wiring the receptacle to the two cables running through the box. The switch receptacle combo device is set up like a duplex receptacle but has a 15a single pole switch in one half and a single 15a 125v receptacle in the other half. As you can see the neutral and hot wires are connected to the two vertical prongs at the top of the receptacle neutral on the left hot on the right and the ground wire is connected to the round prong at the bottom of the receptacle.