3 Way Switch/Outlet Combo

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Old 07-30-04, 09:32 AM
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3 Way Switch/Outlet Combo

Is a 3 way switch/outlet combination available? I'm looking for this to fit in a single 2 X 4 box. If so, where can I purchase it?
 
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Old 07-30-04, 09:43 AM
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Are you looking to power the outlet using 3-way switches???

...or are you looking to borrow power from a circuit using 3-way switches controlling a light to power an outlet?

If it's the latter then you'll have to find the switch with the power running to it to get your power. Otherwise you just wire the circuit pretending the outlet is a light fixture...
 
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Old 07-30-04, 09:55 AM
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Yes, certainly such devices exist. The Leviton #5245 is one such example. But be careful. They will only work if installed in the 3-way switch box into which the power feed comes. Because the power might come in at either 3-way switch, or at the fixture itself, it means that it would work less than half the time.
 
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Old 07-31-04, 06:13 PM
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Thanks to you guys for finding the switch and thanks for making me aware of what to look for before I install it.
 
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