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I am installing a Leviton combo switch and tamper resistant outlet. The outlet appears to have plastic behind the holes. What do I do?

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Just plug in an appliance. Equal pressure from _both_ of the prongs of the appliance opens the plastic plates. Inserting a _single_ object into a _single_ slot (such as what a child may try to do with a metal object) will not allow the plastic plates to open.
That's the criteria for an outlet to be considered tamper proof anyway.

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You are installing a combo device with switch and outlet.
The outlet is tamper resistant so a child cannot stick a key into outlet and get shocked.
For the outlet to work, a 2-prong plug must be inserted.

Wiring the device:
Electricians don't guess, they test.
Device has different colored screws: dark, silver and brass.

Separate wires for testing.
Do not unwind wires that are twisted together.
White wires that are twisted together and located in back of box are included in testing.
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Hot is identified.
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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.
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Hot is identified.
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Connect neutral to silver screw.
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There is one wire left that does not light up when testing,
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Electricians test, they don't guess.

Let's test your wires using ordinary two-prong tester.
Tape wood sticks to tester leads to keep hands away from power. Stand on dry surface or wood boards. Do not shake or sweat.
Separate wires for testing
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. Hot wire connects to either dark-colored screw, as long as there is a brass connector plate that connects both dark colored screws. If connector plate is missing, add a jumper wire between both dark screws so they are connected together.
Hot wire is identified.
Now test Hot wire to each other wire, except bare ground wire.
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Double check instructions with instructions on new device.
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