Adding Outlet to Switch


Old 02-22-00, 10:49 AM
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I have a standard wall switch that controls the light in my bathroom. There is a single black and single white wire connected to this switch. I would like to add an outlet to the switch. Is it possible to replace this switch with a switch that also has an outlet built into it? How would you wire this?

Thanks Phil
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Old 02-22-00, 11:43 AM
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Both wires are to be considered hot wires in this case. The black wire to the switch (if wired correctly) comes from the 110 Volt AC source. The white wire should travel back to the light to provide power when the switch is activated. To add an outlet, you need both a neutral and a ground wire pulled in from the same source as the black wire to the switch. The installation is feasible but I, personally, do not like to mix lighting with outlets on the same circuit.

What do you think, Sparky?

Old 02-23-00, 06:56 PM
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hello phil,
somky gave u correct advice u need a nutural 4 an outlet to work. what i recomed u do is cut an outlet in and pull power from a close recep.
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