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drken 08-01-2011 03:17 PM

Wiring two switched outlets.
I would like to wire two plugs in one outlet to two differents switches. I was planning on using a 14/3 to connect the two plugs to the two switches, red being hot for one and the black being hot for the other plug with the bar connecting the two plugs snapped . I would pigtail the hots to the switches and the commons for the plugs. Does that sound ok for code? Thanks for your help.

AllanJ 08-01-2011 03:29 PM

Will work perfectly as you described.

Do not break off the bar on the common (silver; larger prong hole) side of the receptacle unit and then just one white wire needs to be attached on that side.

Where does the feed cable from the panel go to?

drken 08-01-2011 04:27 PM

The feed runs to another outlet before coming to these switches. Not much on the circuit. A GFCI will connect after the switches so the new outlet will not be on the GFCI protection. Thanks for your reply

AllanJ 08-01-2011 09:01 PM

No pigtails (short lengths) would be needed down at the new outlet box because each of the three wire ends would be screwed directly onto the receptacle unit.

You will need just a few pigtails at the switches so each switch will have its own wire end for the raw (unswitched) power.

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