The National Electrical Code allows this change only if you upgrade the whole circuit. BUT ..If you are using this outlet only when the light is on, connect the black wires together and the white wires together. Ground wires together to the box also. IF THIS IS WITHIN 6 FEET OF A WATER SOURCE, IN A BASEMENT, GARAGE, OR OUTSIDE IT HAS TO BE GFI PROTECTED!!!!
Wiring a 2 wire fixture to 4 wire outlet depends on configuration of wires in outlet box. If you have 2 white and 2 black I will assume there are more lights controlled by the same switch. 1st scenario attach both black wires to black of 120 volt fixture. Attach both white wires to white wire from fixture. atach ground to box or ground wire. 2nd scenario attach white neutral to white from fixture, Attach black hot to white going to switch. Attach black from switch to black from light Fixture. If you need further help I recommend hiring a contractor. Take a look into contraxtor.com
- This outlet is not wired to a switch or anything like that. One set of wires is wired into the sides of the outlet, and the other two sets are pushed into the back connections. would I need to replace it with a special outlet? and is it safe?
Two wires are hot and are usually Red and Black. Connect the white wire to neutral and green wire to ground.
The normal colors of a residential outlet are black(hot), white(nuetral), and bare/green(ground). It is common to 'feed thru' an outlet, in other words to bring the power in on one trio of wires tied to the outlet and send it out on another trio of wires also tied to the outlet. If however one white wire is not connected the power will not feed thru properly and whatever outlets are downstream will not work. It is possible to burn up whatever equipment is plugged into the downstream outlets, espiecaly if it is electronic ie; omputers, video equipment etc... Hope this helps. Remember turn off power before working all electrical outlets.
wire nut the three whites together with a fourth wire going to the outlet same for the black
There may be, but you don't need one for this. The outlet has two or three wires. Black and white or black, white and bare. Extend all the wires to the switch, break the black wire with the switch and continue all three to the light. Simplest wiring there is.
Black, white, and copper.
Both black wires should connect on the outer 2 terminals and the white wire on the center terminal
The supply black (Hot) wire from the outlet feeds each switch (attach two pigtail black wires from the outlet black wire). The other side of each switch goes to the load. The three white wires (Neutral) get connected together (1 from outlet and 1 from each load). The three bare wires (ground) also are connected together.
It's possible that the outlet is on a switch, and either one half of the outlet is switched or the whole thing. The extra two pair of wires probably feed the NEXT outlet.
Shield is ground. White is Neutral, center tap of the transformer from the power company.
A 120 volt duplex outlet is the main type of outlet for residential outlet system. The wires are typically white and black, and there should only be two of them.
You need two different hots, one neutral and a ground. You can't do it with three wires.
3 prong the 2 black wires are your hot and the braided is your neutral.
I am guessing that the stove runs on 240 VAC and that the four wires were Black, Red, White and Green. There would be 240 VAC between the Black and Red wires and 120 VAC between the Black and White and Red and White wires. The green wire is ground. If this is the case you need a plug that matches the original 4 conductor receptacle.
It is an outlet that has one hot wire, such as a household receptacle, or two hot wires, such as a dryer outlet (in the US). If the outlet has three hot wires, it would be called a 3-phase or polyphase outlet. These would normally be found only in an industrial setting.