First, a bit of terminology, so we are all on the the same page.
- Receptacle: The electrical contacts into which a "receptacle
plug" (for example, the plug for an appliance power cord) is
- Duplex receptacle: Two receptacles physically mounted together on a
- Outlet: the point at which current is supplied to an appliance or
device - in the case of "household outlets" this is usually an
outlet box holding one or more duplex receptacles.
Is your situation that:
a) Each of the two receptacles on a duplex receptacle in a outlet box
is powered by a separate circuit (one is powered by circuit "A" and
circuit "A" only, and the other by circuit "B", and circuit "B" only)?
- OR -
b) One or both of the two receptacles on a duplex receptacle in a
outlet box is powered by a both circuits (is powered if EITHER or BOTH
circuit(s) "A" or "B" are energized)?
- OR -
c) Something else?
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