Question about Cooper Wiring Devices COOPER WIRING 2G SWITCH & DUPLEX RECEPTACLE WALL PLATE
Note: this instruction will apply if you are in North America. White wire goes to the silver colored screw; Black wire goes to the brass colored screw; Green wire (bare wire) goes to the green colored screw. If you are using a metal box, you must have a ground wire attached to the bottom of the box that attaches to the ground wire that comes into the box as well as have it connected to all devices in the box (switch and/or outlet). This is best accomplished with a pig tail connected with a wire nut, i.e.: ground comes into the box, make two or more shorter wires to connect one each to the box and each device in the box.
Said differently, looking at the face of the outlet, with the ground opening at the bottom ... the white wire attaches to the wide slot or the slot on the left (silver screw), the black wire (narrow slot) attaches to the brass screw on the right and the green will be at the top or bottom of the device, normally. I think there is more to your question but that is the answer to the question I see.
If there is a switch on the top of a outlet that looks like a outlet, you can control the outlet with the switch or you can control something else with the switch. If there are two switches that look like a outlet ... normally you will power the switch with a common black wire and the switch legs will be independently connected to the other side ... the white wires will be all connected together. If there is a indicator light in the switch, you will need a white wire attached to that silver screw that powers the light.
There should be a wiring diagram in or printed on the box that your switch came in though in my experience they are so small as to not be much help.
If you have a switch that you want to control an adjacent outlet with ... p;owre into the switch (black wire). Make a jumper from the other switch terminal to the brass colored screw on outlet. The whire wire will go to the white or silver screw on the outlet. This arrangement will allow you to turn the outlet on or off at your will.
I hope this answers your question.
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Posted on Oct 03, 2010
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