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Most switched outlets have one half that's hot all the time. If that's the case it will be as easy as changeing the outlet. In the center of each side of the outlet there is a small piece of copper connecting the two screws. Look and see if the copper piece is broken on the hot side, if it is then replace the outlet using the constant hot. Cap off the unused wire from the switch. If both sides of the outlet are switched then you can remove the two wires from the switch and tie them together. then either replace the switch and have a dummy or put on a blank cover. You should be all set.

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How do you hook up an outlet to a light switch?

How do you hook up a light to an electrical outlet


Why does the light switch not work to an existing electrical outlet?

Could be a loose connection somewhere, or a bad switch, or a bad outlet.


Is it safe to rewire a ceiling fan light with the wall switch turned off?

Is better to turn off at the fuse box if possible.


How do you wire a wall switch plus outlet?

Bring the hot power wire into the wall switch box and run another wire out to the outlet. Tie all the whites together in the switch box under a wire nut and shove this back into the box. Tie the black incoming wire and the black wire going to the outlet together and jump a wire off this to one of the screws on the light switch. Connect the black wire going to the light to the other screw on the light switch. Connect the white/black wire to the outlet.


How do you wire one light and one GFCI and another light light and fan with two switches and one power line?

Connect the incoming power to the line side of the GFCi outlet. Now run another wire connected to the line side of the GFCI outlet from the GFCI outlet to the switches. Power one of the switches and use that switch to turn on the 2 lights. Run power from that switch to another switch and use that switch to send power to the fan. Mount both switches in a double pole switch box. If the light above the sink has an outlet on it then you will have to connect power going to that light on the load side of the GFCI outlet. If not then just connect it to the line side.

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How can you rewire a wall switch that controls a light to control an outlet also?

If you don't know, don't try it, it could be dangerous. You need an electrician to teach you.


How do you hook up an outlet to a light switch?

How do you hook up a light to an electrical outlet


Does an outlet controlled by a light switch still pull energy when the light switch is off?

No.


Why does the light switch not work to an existing electrical outlet?

Could be a loose connection somewhere, or a bad switch, or a bad outlet.


How do you wire one outlet of a double gfci outlet to a light switch?

Connect the incoming power wire and the outgoing power wire going to the light switch to the line side of the GFCI outlet. This will protect the outlet and will not turn off power to the light if the GFCI trips.


How do you wire a light switch to the light then an outlet?

Assuming that you want the light switched and the outlet unswitched and the supply voltage is in the switch box you do the following. Run the supply directly from the input of the switch to the outlet. Black goes to the copper colored terminal on outlet, white to silver colored terminal and ground to green screw. The white wires for outlet and light can all be wired together using a wirenut. Do the same for the grounds. Then one side of the switch is connected to the black supply and the other side of the switch to the black wire on the light.


Hazard push-in switch keeps popping out is it easy to rewire to new switch fitted on dashboard?

No This is not easy. It is easier to replace the signal light switch assembly


Can you change an electrical outlet into a switch for a light?

Sure. For a light you need a fixture to hold the light and the light itself. The light needs to be connected to a voltage supply which you can get from the outlet. In the outlet box you will have a black, white and bare ground wire. Essentially you connect the white and bare wires directly to the light and switch the black wire (hot) through a switch.


What is the difference between single pole switch and a three way?

A single pole switch controls a light or outlet at one location. A 3 way switch controls a light or outlet from 2 locations.


Why is there no power to outlet when light switch is turned off?

Some rooms have an outlet controlled by a light switch at the door. This is normally in bedrooms. It is possible that the switch is wired to only one of two outlets in a duplex outlet since it is easy to configure a duplex outlet to separate the bottom and top outlets.


Have a wall outlet that when you turn the light switch on the outlet has no power need help?

Change the wall outlets


Why wont my Light turn off at switch?

The switch does not control that light. The switch controls another light or it may control a wall outlet or outlets. In very rare instances the switch has shorted out and needs replacing.

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