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Old 05-17-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Switch/receptacle snafu


What am I doing wrong? I finished installing a combo switch/receptacle that I want the switch to control an outside light and the receptacle to be independent. I used three wire, black to the brass, white to the silver and the red to a dark labeled common and I left, which I believe the instructions said to do, the tab intact.

The switch is controlling the receptacle.
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If the black is the 120 volt supply and the red is the switch leg to the light, switch the red and black.

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If the black is the 120 volt supply and the red is the switch leg to the light, switch the red and black.
Bingo! Wow, that's confusing and I read the instructions several times.

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