Wiring an outlet into an end-of-circuit switch loop

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Old 01-02-11, 10:15 AM
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Wiring an outlet into an end-of-circuit switch loop

I am attempting to wire a GFCI into an end-of-circuit switch loop. I know it is an end-of-circuit as I only have 1 feed coming into the box (normal romax with 1black,1white,ground). I have tried a few different combinations of wiring and the best I can get is the outlet to be "ON" with the switch is "OFF". Once I turn the swith "ON" power to the oulet turns "OFF". Can someone help me wire this correctly? I want either the outlet to be constantly powered or at least "ON" when the light switch is "ON". Thank you! Using a Levition outlet.
 
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Old 01-02-11, 11:59 AM
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I am attempting to wire a GFCI into an end-of-circuit switch loop. I know it is an end-of-circuit as I only have 1 feed coming into the box (normal romax with 1black,1white,ground)
You can't connect a receptacle to a 2-conductor switch loop. There is no neutral. If the black and white are connected to the switch the white is not a neutral. You need to find another source of power or replace the 2-conductor switch loop cable with a 3-conductor cable.

Tech note: Proper procedure when this circuit was run was to recolor the white wire black or red or some other color except green or gray but that often isn't done.
 
 

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