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Old 05-17-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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Ok... I pulled this outlet out to take a look. The receptacle is switched and the switch has one cable coming back to it, so this would be a power-receptacle-switch situation. I'm just a bit confused by the neutral wires coming in to the receptacle and nothing labeled "hot" at the switch.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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What you have is a switch loop to the switch on the black/white splice and a fully switched receptacle.

The black in the splice is power in and feeds power to the switch on the white.

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Ok ... Thanks for the info. However, still confused on which wire actually is power in...
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The power in will be one of the black wires connected to the white wire feeding the switch.
The other black wire will take the power to the next device.
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So the black coming out of the receptacle is to the switch?
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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that would be correct

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