Power from ceiling to light, to switch, to 2 outlets


Old 04-17-16, 01:05 PM
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Power from ceiling to light, to switch, to 2 outlets

I wanted to install a new light fixture in my spare bedroom. I installed the light and when I turned the light off, it would pop the circuit.... Looking for help on how to wire everything to my switch. The power comes in from ceiling. I have connected my light, and then it goes down into the switch. Inside the switch is also 2 outlets. I somehow have to figure out how to feed constant power to the 2 outlets and still have the light work through the switch.
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Old 04-17-16, 01:43 PM
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We're going to need an exact inventory of cables at both ends. Like 1 two wire cable and 1 three wire cable. We don't count the grounds.

Clear pictures of the wiring at the switch and the light are really helpful. Don't disconnect anything connected. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
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You need a 3 wire cable (raw hot, one neutral, switched hot return) between the light and the switch. Then just the black and white (and ground) going over to the receptacles (outlets).

The most up to date code requires the 3-wire-plus-ground cable from the light to the switch even if there was no continuation to receptacles. However older installations not requiring an extension to receptacles can stay as-is.
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