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Wired new outlet box but it blows as soon as I turn the breaker on.

Wired new outlet box but it blows as soon as I turn the breaker on.


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Old 04-30-15, 06:28 AM
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Wired new outlet box but it blows as soon as I turn the breaker on.

I bought a Leviton Duplex USB charger outlet (model T5832-W) and I wired it the same as the outlet it came from but the breaker blows as soon as I flip the breaker to on. The box has one white wire, a red wire and a black wire and a ground of course. I wired the white to the silver, and the black and the red I wired together to the brass, and broke the tab for a fork terminal as that is the way the old one was, but it isn't working. Any thoughts?
 
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Which is the hot wire, black or red? My guess is that the black is hot. Disconnect the red wire. See if it blows.
 
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Old 04-30-15, 07:46 AM
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Is it on a two pole breaker? Is it on two single pole breakers?
black and the red I wired together to the brass
If this is a multiwire circuit you just created a 240 volt dead short. What is the voltage between red and black?
and broke the tab for a fork terminal
Explain what that means. I'm not familiar with the term.
that is the way the old one was
Do you mean a tab between the two screws. If so then were you wrong when you wrote:
black and the red I wired together to the brass
Edit: Based on the diagram it can not be wired as a split receptacle. Note: CEC may require a split receptacle if this is a kitchen.

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From reading the instructions has only on terminal for black though there are two way to connect the wire to the terminal.

I don't know what the "fork thing" is but my guess is you destroyed the receptacle by removing a required connection.

Note: CEC may require a split receptacle if this is a kitchen.
 

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