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Need to find out how to wire a pilot switch to outlet

Have a pilot switch to wire on 20amp 120v system to a 20amp 120v outlet. need a schematic of where the power goes and the neutral goes

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From what you say sounds like you just want to know you have 120v to the plug. In that case wire 1 end to dark and other to lighter color. 
If it is a switch its a little differant. You have to know which terminal is HOT when the switch is on and wire ons side of lite to this term and the other side to nutural.
Usually pilot lights are not polarity sensitive so either wire to either line on teh pilot is ok UNLESS THE WIRES ARE MARKED. And you dont indicate that they are marked. IF THIS HELPDS PLEASE RATE ME & GRADE ME ACCORDINGLY. GOOD LUCK

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I connected the combo per diagram and the outlet is powered only when the light is off. No pilot light at all.

Which combo device do you have??
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Is this a switch-outlet combo with indicator LED?
Or is this a switch-pilot-light combo that controls separate outlet.

What does the switch control?
What device did you replace?
Did you replace a single-pole switch, or a 3-way switch, or an outlet??
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Light switch outlet

Sounds like you are wiring a combination switch and outlet:
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I have a cooper comb devces how do i wire i want switch to control the plug

The Cooper combo device requires neutral wire to energize the outlet.
To control outlet with switch, the Hot side of device must have break-away fin.
Remove break-away fin.
Connect jumper wire from switch load side to outlet Hot side.
Open following link for instructions with illustration:

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Hello: I have a Levitron White decora 15 amp combination switch: I need to get a copy of the schematics as someone threw the schematics away... Geesh! Note The MFG part number is the same as the...

There is no schematic shown online for that specific product.
Leviton shows a spec sheet on their website but no wiring schematic.

However the spec sheet does show the screw terminals on one side of device that indicate this is ordinary combo switch-outlet.

Open following link for illustration of combo switch-outlet:
The problem that usually confronts people when they replace light switch with combo is that the combo requires additional neutral wire to power the outlet.
Neutral wires are the white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut that are pushed to back of electric box. Connect a short piece of white wire to the neutrals, and connect that wire to screw on combo device. If your electrical box does not have these neutral wires, you can get the outlet to work by using bare ground wire instead of white neutral, but I would never recommend this action as it violates national electric code and would not pass home inspection and would cause risk to electrician working on that same circuit who was unaware of a code violation.

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I am trying to wire a cooper 277 swich to control an outlet. I am having a hard time getting it to work. I have followed the wiring diagram with no luck. I would like the Pilot to be on when the switch is...

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Wired as shown in illustration, the pilot light and the Load will come on each time switch is turned on.
The illustration show Load is light bulb.
In your case, the Load will be an outlet instead of light bulb.
So the Load will have 2 wires. The black wire from switch connects to brass screw on outlet. The neutral connects to silver screw.
Bare ground wires connect to green screws.

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I have a Leviton Combination Switch and Tamper Resistant OIutlet. Switch is on top. 15A-120V AC/CA 15A-125V and want to install it. Not sure how to connect with wires from wall so that the on/off...

Do not break off fin.

FYI: Tamper resistant outlet must have prong in both outlet-holes before there is power.
This prevents child from sticking something into one outlet-hole and getting shocked.

You are installing combo switch and plug.
Device has dark screws (with break off fin), and 1 brass screw and 1 silver screw

Electricians don't guess, they test.
Let's test wires using ordinary tester.
Separate wires, turn on power.
Do not untwist wires that are twisted together.
Test each wire to bare ground wire. Tester lights up on hot wire.
Hot wire goes to dark screw.

Hot is identified.
Test Hot wire to all wires except bare ground wire, but including white wires that are twisted together,
Tester lights up on Neutral.
Connect neutral to silver screw.
If you do not have Neutral, then you do not have wires needed to connect outlet part of device.
Outlet can be powered using ground wire in silver screw, but this is not code and I am not recommending this action.

There is one wire left that does not light up when testing,
This is wire goes to load (lights, fan, motor) ... connect this wire to brass screw.

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Leviton Single Pole Switch with Pilot Light Model 277W Box

Depends on whether you want the pilot to glow when the circuit is live (the main light is on) or to glow when the circuit is off. (The switch can be used either way, and I have used this switch in both configurations at different places.)

The wiring diagram is on the inside of the box.

In indicates that if you want the pilot light to glow when the circuit is off, then you only need two wires (the live and the return, usually colored black and white, respectively). However, you also need a ground. The instructions say that you need the ground for safety (and probably legal code) reasons, but I suspect that, without the ground, the pilot light won't work in this configuration.

However, if you want the pilot light to glow when the circuit is on, you probably need a three wire configuration (plus the ground).

Hope this helps.

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