Use Single Pole Dimmer Switch if Additional Outlet?

Do you still use a Single Pole Dimmer Switch if you are using it for a switch that controls an over head light and an additional outlet from an electrical outlet. Is two-pole only required if there is an additional switch hooked into the outlets?
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You are not supposed to install a dimmer on a receptacle as someone could plug in something other than a light fixture. The dimmer will either destroy itself or whatever is plugged into the dimmed outlet.

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You may want to dim your radio, especially these days, but most would advise against it.
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wrote:

Don't switch the outlet. Use a dimmer socket on the lamp or an in-line dimmer switch in the lamp cord.
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Peace,
BobJ



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