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I to want replace a regular duplex outlet with a TM818-WCC6 and want just the outlet switched. How do I wire it?

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The Pass and Seymour plug-switch combo has 3 screws
There is a dark screw on one side .... the black Hot wire from breaker box connects here

There are silver and brass colored screws on other side of device

The white Neutral from breaker box connects to silver screw connects here >>> this will give power to your receptacle
The black wire going to Load (light, fan, motor that you want switch to control) connects to brass colored screw ... the switch controls power to Load

How to test for black Hot
Remove devices and separate wires
Turn on power
Test each wire to bare copper wire
Tester lights up on black Hot wire
How to test for white Neutral
Test black Hot to each white wire
Tester lights up on Neutral

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2010

    Re-reading your question, I think you want the switch to control the plug ...

    You can do that IF 1) there are two dark screws on same side of device ... and IF 2) there is a break-away fin between the two dark screws that lets you power each screw independently.

    Here's how to proceed: Only if both conditions are met.
    Black hot from breaker goes to dark-colored screw on switch
    Connect another black wire to dark-colored switch on plug >>> wrap this wire around device and connect it to brass colored screw on other side
    Connect white Neutral to silver colored screw on plug

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Outlets in the house have reversed polarity.


Switch the wires in the duplex/receptacle
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& has the gold screw
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I'm want to install a toggle switch/outlet but have 2 white wires and 1 black. It's a Pass & Seymour 691-WCC6 switch. Can I install this switch?


More information is needed.
Unknown what wiring device was there before, and which wires were connected to which screw terminals.
Wire color is not as important as knowing what wire is for.
If both white wires were connected together before, then they need to be put back same way.
Separate wires. Turn on power. Test each wire to bare ground. Tester lights up on Hot wire. The Hot wire is usually black.
In back of box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nuts. These are the neutrals.
Test black hot wire to neutrals and tester will light up. If box does not have neutrals, then device cannot be installed to code.

Open following link for illustration of wiring:
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Have switch 691-WCC6. Replacing an old outlet with no ground wire - have 2 black and 2 white wires coming out of box. Looks like two brass connections on one side and silver one on the other side with a...


Question is posted under switch, but asks about outlet.
Outlet is where you plug extension cord for example.

Usually screws are color-coded.
Outlets have brass and silver screws.
Without testing wires, trying hooking wires to same color screw they came from.
If breaker blows, then take off one wire and try again, or test wires to see what each is connected to.
As general rule with newer wiring inside outlet box, code says Black wires are Hot and go to brass screws, White wires are neutral and go to silver screws.
Older wiring could be very different especially if wiring was not done by code.
Use cheap circuit analyzer from home center to help diagnose outlet problems.

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How many 15 amp receptacle oulets on a 20 amp CAFIC branch circuit?


The National Electric Code (NEC) does not directly state the number of outlets per general purpose circuit for a residence. They only state that "x" amount of sq. ft. must have "y" amount of circuits and that they be evenly distributed. The number of outlets is then limited by physical outlet spacing rules.

However, a rule of thumb is the points system. A 20 amp circuit is 20 points. A regular duplex receptacle is 2 points and a light is 1 point. You can have any combination of receptacles and lights that add up to 20 points. For example, 10 duplex receptacles x 2 points = 20 points. Or, (8 duplex receptacles x 2 points = 16) + (4 lights x 1 point) = 20 total.

The concept is the same for a 15 amp circuit except the total points will then be 15.

So, the answer is about 10 receptacle outlets per 20 amp circuit. In a pinch, you can stretch that to 12 or so and still be OK.

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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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