i have a light switch in my florida room and i want to change it over to a leviton switch/outlet combo.it is wired to the existing switch with a hot wire coming in and a wire leading out to the light.there are 2 other wires wrapped and taped together.how do i wire the new combo?i would like it to work so the outlet will work without the toggle switch turned on.
First you must confirm that a common, or (grounded conductor) is present for a neutral. Than connect the ungrounded conductor (hot wire) to the gold screw, the grounded (neutral/white wire to the silver screw on the receptacle side..
Then you need to jump the hot wire from the receptacle to the line side of the switch and connect the load wire to the load side of the switch. Last but not least connect the grounding conductor (green/bare wire) to the green screw.
This will give you a constant feed to the receptacle and allow you to operate your light as usual.
i broke the brass tab between the 2 black terminal screws,so the switch and outlet can work independently.there is still a small piece of brass visable.then added 2 short black wires to the in coming hot wire.one goes to the brass screw next to the switch and the other to the black screw next to the outlet.then i hooked the hot wire from the light next to the black screw next to the switch.i added a short white wire to the 2 existing white wires that are wrapped together and connected it to the silver screw.also a bare wire to the green screw.when you turn on the switch,the light goes on and so does the outlet.when i turn off the switch,the outlet will not work.does the remainder of the brass tab have to be removed? thanks
that,s the easy way out.
Maybe easy, but if you want to burn your house down or kill someone go ahead.
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