combo switch/receptacle

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Old 01-23-11, 03:53 PM
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combo switch/receptacle

On these ..if you break the tab you can add a separate hot so the receptacle is
always on.... by adding a black hot to the bottom screw...but where do you put the neutral on this separate circuit...if you have already used the screws on the other side for a different switched appliance..???
 
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.but where do you put the neutral on this separate circuit...if you have already used the screws on the other side for a different switched appliance.
On the side with no tab there should be a brass tab and a silver tab. The brass tab is for the switch. The silver is neutral for the receptacle. You shouldn't have used both screws for the same circuit. Once the tab is broken you have two separate devices each with two screws.

 

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but if the tab is not broken and you wanted to only switch the plug then you SHould use the one side w/brass/hot and silver/n...yes?
 
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Old 01-23-11, 07:36 PM
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but if the tab is not broken and you wanted to only switch the plug then you SHould use the one side w/brass/hot and silver/n...yes?
Yes. Your power in would go to the side with a brass and silver screw.
 
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