Split receptacles in a series?


Old 01-26-03, 09:04 AM
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Split receptacles in a series?

In my basement I would like split receptacles in a series of 5 so that I can turn the flourescent lights on by a swith at the bottom of the stairs while having constant power to the other half of the outlet. I realize that 12-2 from box to outlet to ONE switch will work. How can I get the other outlets in line to follow suit?
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Old 01-26-03, 09:33 AM
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You will need to run a 12/3 nm cable W/G from the switch to the line of recepts. Make sure you break off the jumper between the two hot terminals of the recepts (brass screw side). I would suggest using the black wire of the cable for the permanently hot side and the red for the switched side for the lighting.
Old 01-26-03, 10:45 AM
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You would also need 12-3 w/ground from receptacle to receptacle
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