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I have a 1595-SWTTRWCC4 switch. None of the wiring diagrams show the two black wires coming from the switch. I am using the switch to turn on a light above the sink and use the outlet for counter top appliances. Which wiring diagram should I use and what do I do with the two black wires that are attached to the switch?

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If the wires are coming out of the switch portion & not the outlet, 1 goes to power the other goes to that color wire that goes to your light. All you are doing with a switch is cutting one side of your power, putting switch in completes the circuit when it is turned on. Or breaks the circuit when it is turned off. The other wires, power in & back to light get wire nutted together.

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To make things clearer.. i took this advice as best as i could understand it, but i will say this.
out of the two black wires coming out of the top of the switch, one will go to your black power wire, one will go in your HOT terminal. the black power wire will be attached only to one of those two wires coming out, i don't think it matters which one. this will cause the switch to operate whatever is powering those wires. the outlet part on the bottom will be powered by a separate set of wires .. the black goes to HOT the other wire goes on the other side. Hope this helps

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