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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 brass connection above it. Where do the wires connect?

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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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Open following link to see illustration:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Single-pole-switches-in-4-gang.jpg

Each residential electric box has 1 hot wire. This wire should be black.
Hot wire carries power from the breaker box.
Use tester and find hot wire.

Each device in box connects to the black hot wire using short jumper wires.

Outlets: Hot wire connects to brass colored screw.
Single-pole switches: Hot wire connects to either brass-colored screw.

Neutral wires are usually white, and are twisted together.
Neutral wires connect directly to silver screw on each outlet.

Wire going to lights connects to other brass screw on each switch.

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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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Aug 01, 2011 | Pass & Seymour #660IGU 15A Ivory SP Toggle...

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I have the 691tr-icc6 outlet/toggle. I would like the switch to control the outlet below it. So I can turn on and off the outlet as needed. , Where do I put the black and white wires that come to the...


You have switch plug combo with dark screws, brass screw, and silver screw.
Dark screws are for black Hot wire coming from breaker box.
Brass screw is wire going to Load that you want to turn on-off.
Silver screw is for white Neutral wire coming from breaker box.

To set up so switch controls outlet, you need 2 dark screws on one side of device that are connected by break-away fin.
Remove fin so dark screws are no longer connected.
One dark screw goes to switch, one dark screw to outlet.
Hot black wire connects to dark screw for switch.
Connect jumper wire from brass Load screw to the dark screw for outlet.
Connect Neutral wire to silver screw.

To test for Hot and Neutral:
Separate wires.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire, tester lights up on Hot.
Hot is identified.
Test Hot wire to all other wires except bare ground, tester lights up on Neutral.

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I need to know what screws are for what 2 black, 1 gold 1 silver


You are install a switch-receptacle combo.

As you have realized, screw color is the key.
1) Black hot wire connects to dark colored screws.
Both dark screws are connected together with brass plate, so hot wire only needs to connect to one of the dark screws.

2) Wire going to Load (light,fan, motor) connects to brass colored screw.

3) White neutral wire connects to silver colored screw.

4) Lets look at problem as if new wiring device is replacing old on-off switch that has two wires.
So old on-off switch has two wires >> one is black hot wire, and other is wire going to load.
Separate wires, turn on power and test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on hot wire. This wire goes on dark screw.
If old on-off switch had another wire connected with the hot wire, that wire also goes on the dark screw.
The other wire from old switch is the Load wire, and it connects to brass colored screw.

Now you need a neutral wire.
In back of box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut.
These are neutrals.
To confirm that these wires are neutrals >> turn on power and test hot wire to other wires in box. Tester lights up on neutral.
Neutral wire connects to silver screw, and this will complete the circuit for any electric device plugged into receptacle.
If box does not have neutral wires as described above, you can violate code and connect bare ground to silver screw >>> but do NOT do this if your new plug is going to be used regularly.
You can use bare ground temporarily until additional wiring is made available.

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I have power in 14/2 and 14/2 out to light. how do I wire the switch. I tried putting whites together and blacks to switch but it doesn't work.


Your breaker is not tripped.
Your light bulb is working.
You have a working on-off switch that has two brass screws and a green ground screw.
That is a single pole switch. Black wires go on either brass-colored screw, and whites are twisted together.
If switch has 3 screws and ground screw, connect black wires to dark-screw and one of the brass screws.

First you should test your wires.
You have 2 cables.
Both cables have black, white, and bare copper ground wires.
One cable goes to light.
Other cable comes from breaker box.

Cable from breaker box has black-hot wire and white-neutral wire.
Turn on power and test black wire to white, and then test black wire to ground.
Tester should light up with both tests.
If tester does not light up, then breaker is suspect, or there is a short in nearby box.
Track back the short towards breaker, going one box at a time, each time testing black to white and black to ground.

Next, inside the switch box, remove the switch and connect both cables without the switch.
Black to black
White to white
Turn on power, does light turn on.
If light turns on, your switch is suspect. Connect new switch. One black wire to each brass screw, and then tie white wires togethr.
If light does not turn on, your light is suspect. Open light fixture and test black to white and black to ground again.

If light tests with power, then check your bulb
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How do you wire a GFCI light switch and outlet combination? There are 2 black wires coming out directly from the back of the switch side.


If I understand correctly, you are replacing a single switch that has two wires.
You want to install a switch/plug-gfci similar to one shown below.

You are working on wires inside a box:
To wire this kind of device you need at least 2 cables entering the box.
Each cable has a black-white-ground wire.
Cable 1) One cable comes from breaker box. This is the Hot cable
Hot cable has black-hot-from-breaker & white-neutral-from-breaker

Cable 2) One cable goes to the Load (light, fan motor). This wire is controlled by the switch. This is the Load cable
Load cable has black-to-load & white-to-load.

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Leviton combo GFCI and Switch
There are 2 screws on either side of switch
There are 2 screws to either side of plug
There are two wires on back of device

2 screws on either side of switch: there is a brass-colored screw and silver-colored screw.
Black-hot-from-breaker connects to brass colored screw on side of switch
White-neutral-from-breaker connects to silver colored screw on side of switch

2 black wires on back of device
Black-to-load connects to black wire on same side of switch as brass-colored screws
White-to-load connects to black wire on same side of switch as silver-colored screws

2 screws on either side of plug
These screws are used when your box is a 'junction' box that feeds wires forward to another box ... for example you have 4 receptacles in a room, the cable enters first box and then goes to the next box and to the next box. Suppose your switch was one of the boxes. Wire arrives from a previous box (this is the Hot cable, every box has 1 Hot cable). Your switch box sends one cable to the Load (light, fan etc), but it also sends another cable to the next box which has a receptacle or another switch.
If your box has a third cable that feeds forward to other boxes, then the screws on either side of plug are used. The black-to-next-box goes to brass screw. The white-to-next-box connects to silver screw.
And all further boxes and devices are protected by the GFCI device.

If you need more information, please answer back and I will help.

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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

How to test for black Hot
Remove devices and separate wires
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Need a Wirinig diagram for wiring a Cooper Duplex Receptacle.


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.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

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If I understand you question (if not please clarify) you have a switch and outlet combo and you have a box with a black and white coming in one side and a black and white going out the other side. Here's the deal the switch side only deals with the black (hot) lines but the outlet needs a common (white) line so there should be two brass posts the black coming in goes to the bottom brass post and the black going out to the light goes to the top. You should now have two silver posts and these take the white lines they are common to each other (electrically speaking that means they are two ends of the same wire to put it simply) In the event you only have one silver post tie both whites to that one. if this was a switch box the two whites would be tied together with a wire nut and shoved in the back.

good luck I hope this helps.

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