I have a Leviton porcelain lampholder (29816-C) that I'm trying to
install in a closet. Currently there is a regular wall outlet above
the door frame. This outlet has 2 white, 2 black and a ground wire.
What's the correct way to connect this to the lampholder which has only
2 terminals and nowhere for the ground?
Tie the two black wires together along with another black wire which
you'll attach to the copper terminal on the lampholder. Tie the two
white wires together along with another white wire which you'll attach
to the silver terminal on the lampholder. The ground wire should be
able to be removed as long as there is another one that is attached to
the outlet box itself.
Right so it sounds like it's ok to use all 4 wires with this two
terminal device (2 white / 2 black).
Yes I just meant by "nowhere for the ground" that this device doesn't
have a grounding terminal :-) But it sounds like I can just connect
the ground to the metal box (if it's metal) in the wall.
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