Switchloop Problems


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Old 11-02-03, 02:56 PM
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Switchloop Problems

I have a ceiling fan that is operated by a duel switch (fan & light). The existing wiring uses a switchloop. I am tring get power to a wall socket from the duel switch. At the will switch I have these connections.

The hot wire from the fan (white with black tape) is connected to the wall switch and the black wire running to the socket.

The red wire from the fan is connect to the switch.

The black wire from the fan is connected to the switch and the white wire running to the socket.

The ground from the fan is connected to the switch and the ground running to the socked.

Now the problem. The fan works fine. If the fan light is off anything plugged into the wall socket works fine. If I turn the fan light on anything plugged into the wall socket stops working. The troubling part is I tested the socket for current with the fan light on and it is hot, yet no appliances work when plugged into it.

What can I do?

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Old 11-02-03, 05:19 PM
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You are attempting the impossible. There is no way to get power from a switch loop. Put the light switches back as they were, and find another source of power. Any other unswitched receptacle is a good source.
 
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Old 11-02-03, 07:05 PM
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The problem is that you have no neutral in the switch loop. Switch loops do not have a neutral.
 
 

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