USB Duplex Receptacle


Old 02-27-13, 05:46 PM
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USB Duplex Receptacle


I'm looking to take out only the duplex receptacle below....not the switch. The switch turns on/off an overhead light.

The receptacle is connected by 2 black (hot), 2 white (neutral) and 1 green (ground).

I want to exchange it with a Cooper Wiring Devices (TR7745).
That is a combination 2 port USB duplex receptacle


As you hopefully can see, the TR7745 only has 1 hot, 1 neutral and 1 ground.

Question is......what to do with the extra wires? Do I cap a black and white wire off? or Twist the blacks together, twist the whites together and then connect the TR7745? Or neither?

Thanks for you help.

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Old 02-27-13, 05:51 PM
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You would wire nut all the wires of a color together.
Old 02-27-13, 06:15 PM
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To add, if you left any of the wires out you would break the circuit. What you have is one cable that is power in and another carrying power out to other parts of the circuit.

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