Switched outlets


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Old 11-19-11, 11:31 AM
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Switched outlets

I've searched for circuit diagrams but cannot find one that does exactly what I want.

I would like to run multiple outlets (the complete outlet not half) from one two-way switch. Currently, there is 14-2 wire running between the power to switch, switch to outlet1, outlet1 to outlet2 etc. (total of 5 outlets). Does anyone know if this is possible?
 
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Old 11-19-11, 11:48 AM
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Short answer is: Yes.

First, What do you mean by a two way switch? There is single pole [single throw] switches and there are 3 and 4-way switches. Are these outlets being controlled by one switch, or multiple switches in multiple locations?

TO answer your question, let us know the answer to the above. Then we can give you the most complete answer.
 

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Switching Outlets

The OP said one switch, which rules out 3-way and 4-way switches.

Connect in the switch box the same way as for a light fixture. Connect the neutrals together. Connect the two blacks to the switch. Ground the box, if metal, and connect the grounds together.

Use a 15 amp breaker with 14 gauge copper wire.
 

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Sorry, that just shows my lack of knowledge. I just mean a single regular light switch.
 
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Old 11-19-11, 04:33 PM
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Then your layout is correct. Follow Wirepullers advice.
 
 

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