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I have a Pass & Seymour TM818-WCC6 Combo Device. I want to use the switch in my bathroom. The swich for the bathroom light fixture and have a plugin for things like a hair dryer or curling iron. The plugin needs to be "hot" all the time if possible. I have one black wire and one white wire. The diagram that came in the box is confusing to me. Can someone help? Dee

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Hi Dee,
Unfortunately you cannot do what you want to do with that switch....
Here's the story...
The fact that you onlt have two wires, means that you are just breaking the "hot connection" to the light...the black wire coming to the switch is "hot all the time" and the switch just stops and starts the current going to the light...
But for you to use a hair dryer or anything else you need to have a "nuetral" wire also....the white wires are often neutral wires, but in this case they used the white wire to run the power back to the light...so you have none at the switch box, therefore you are out o luck....

Sorry but there is no way to safely do that without running more wires...

Any questions or comments... please get back to me...

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Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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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.

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What is the deal with the two permanent black wires that are both on the white half and switch half? The wiring diagram supplied does not address this.


You are installing switch plug combo with GFCI
Device has 4 screw terminals and 2 wires.
Look at markings on back of device to determine Line and Load screws.

If you are working inside junction box, there are 3 cables for example. Each cable has black and white wires. Cable1 comes from breaker box with Line wires, cable2 goes to light fixture, cable3 goes to next switch or receptacle box in the circuit.

Cable1 Line wires come from circuit breaker: Black wire connects to brass Line screw, White to silver Line screw.
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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?


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

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Our switch for the ceiling fan burned out today. Instead of getting the same type of switch (rotary knob with push on/off) I bought a Pass & Seymour combination toggle switch (dual on/off toggle...


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Hello anonymous,

I am concerned in so many ways... (USA NEC assumed):
FIRST concern:
(after the obvious BATHROOM/GFCI issue) is the
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE for wire/device capacity
INSIDE your existing ELECTRIC box...

The CODE requires wires to have space ... aside
from the fact that it is just plain dangerous to
pack wires densely and pack them together tightly...

Then... of course... You have said nothing about the wire gauge/ampacity... (again assuming 14 Gauge/15 Amp)... you will have to calculate the fill for each wire and check the Cubic Inches Plus your device against the ELECTRICAL BOX rated capacity...

That is just the BASICs of SAFETY.


Looking for a diagram of your
"1595" Legrand Pass & Seymour I have failed miserably.

I have found what YOUR switch looks like...

From an old electrician's standpoint...
If you have EACH device wire separately thru
their respective switches...

There should be NO POWER to operate the FAN.

The FACT that there is ... Is highly PROBLEMATICE.

It would seem that a PREVIOUS ELECTRICIAN
has switched the NEUTRAL side of your
old light circuit... Easy to prove with a VOLT TESTER.

I Recommend KLIEN NCVT (non-contact volt tester)
Klein Tools NCVT 1 Non Contact Voltage Tester Electrical Tools Amazon com

A SWITCHED NEUTRAL
poses an EXTREME hazard in a bathroom
(any water) location but is EASY to fix...

Rip it ALL apart and properly configure all the EXISTING WIRES...

Do it right... Be safe.

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