Splitting a receptacle


Old 11-14-15, 04:01 PM
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Splitting a receptacle


We have a receptacle that is controlled by a light switch in our living room. This receptacle has one white wire going into it, one black wire and a copper grounding wire. Is it possible to split this type of receptacle since we would like to use one plug for the lamp and have it be controlled by the switch while the other plug we would like to use for our stereo system which we would like to always be on.

All the diagrams on how to split a receptacle have a red wire involved which our outlet does not have.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thank you.
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Old 11-14-15, 04:06 PM
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If you only have the black, white and ground in the box you would need to run additional cables to get the desired results.
Old 11-14-15, 04:53 PM
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Thanks, that's what we thought which is really not an option at this point.

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