Dimmer/outlet question

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Old 02-09-14, 09:05 PM
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Dimmer/outlet question

Can I use a standard dimmer switch for a switch that controls one ceiling light fixture and half of an outlet?
 
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Old 02-09-14, 09:14 PM
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Dimmer question

Can I use a standard dimmer switch for a switch that controls one ceiling light fixture
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and half of an outlet?
NO. The NEC does not allow receptacles to be controlled by a lighting dimmer. Items plugged into that outlet could be damaged (motors, computers, TV's etc).
 
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Old 02-09-14, 09:30 PM
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and half of an outlet?
Only if it is a dimmer receptacle and you change the plug on lamp to fit a dimmer receptacle.

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Buy Scr-20-Hfdu-Tp - Lutron - 20A Satin Color Dimmer Receptacle Taupe From Westway Electric Supply
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Ray,I like that. Never seen those with the blocking feature. Somebody had a great idea. Was wondering why the NEC changed and said the dimmer was for permanent light fixtures "Unless listed for the control of other loads" I wonder if dimmers include listing with that receptacle, I would assume so if Lutron's got it on the market. Good Call!
 
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