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How To Wire A Combo Switch Outlet


Understanding electrical wiring is a very important skill to have in home improvement. If you are looking to wire a combo switch outlet, you are in the right place. In this short article, we will guide you through the process of wiring a combo switch outlet.

Before we begin, you will need to have the following materials:

  • A single pole switch
  • A standard 15A outlet
  • 14/2 Romex cable
  • An electrical box
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wire strippers

Now that you have the necessary materials, let's start wiring the combo switch outlet.

The first step is to turn off the power source. You must ensure that the power is off before you start wiring. Find the circuit breaker in your home and switch it off.

The second step involves removing the old outlet. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws that are holding the outlet in place. Carefully remove the old outlet and disconnect the wires.

The third step involves connecting the wires to the new outlet. There are two sets of wires that must be connected to the new outlet. The first set of wires is the hot wires and the second set of wires is the neutral wires. Connect the hot wires to the brass terminals and the neutral wires to the silver terminals.

The fourth step involves connecting the combo switch outlet to the electrical box. Place the combo switch outlet into the electrical box and fasten it with screws.

The fifth step involves wiring the switch. Connect the black wire to the switch and the white wire to the neutral.

The sixth step involves connecting the ground wire. Connect the ground wire to the ground screw on the switch.

The seventh step involves connecting the cover plate. Place the cover plate over the switch and secure it with screws.

The eighth step involves testing the combo switch outlet. Turn the power source back on and use a voltage tester to test the outlet.

That's it! You have now successfully wired the combo switch outlet. The process may seem daunting at first, but with the right materials and knowledge, it is a fairly straightforward process.