Have a outlet in a bedroom where one side is live all the time, the other side
is switched from the wall. The original outlet went bad, when I removed it I
wired it the same way it came off. 2 wires on the top the 1 white wire on the
bottom(white). Problem now is that the both sides of the outlet are now live
all the time, the switch on the wall has no effect. Did I do something wrong?
or is there a special outlet I need to use for this type of installation?
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Take the outlet back out and "break-off" the brass tab on the side.
You will then have what you re looking for.
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Look at the old outlet. The tab between the two screws on the side with two
wires should be removed; isolates the hots. This "SHOULD" be the side with
the black wires/brass colored screws. Do not so this on the other tab.
Sites on the web *if you do the research* show this visually.
On 20 Dec 2004 01:48:05 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (DonLanger) wrote:
Split receptacle wiring requires removal of the metal break-off tab
located on the side of the housing in the middle. Twist it off using
a pair of pliers. There are actually two tabs, one hot and the other
neutral, so examine the original receptacle to see how to configure
your new receptacle.
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