Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wiring a Switch GFCI Combo

Tamper Proof GFCI Switch



This is a tamper Proof GFCI switch Combo. The top is the GFCI protected outlet. The bottom is the switch. In the top right you can see the tamper proof logo. Tamper proof is to protect children from sticking metal objects into the outlet. I believe 200 kids go to the hospital every day because of sticking metal objects into electrical outlet. The new tamper proof codes are a good thing. 




The two wires here are for the switch. The switch basically connects and disconnects these wires. A power source goes on one wire and the light you want the power controlled to goes on the other side. Electricians call that a switch leg.





The two wires here are for the switch. The switch basically connects and disconnects these wires. A power source goes on one wire and the light you want the power controlled to goes on the other side. Electricians call that a switch leg.





 The neutral gets connected to the GFCI. The Switch leg (wire going to the light) gets connected to the switch wire. That is it. This switch GFCI is done and ready to go into the wall.

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2 comments:

  1. thank you that was a 5mn job.

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  2. This type of wire can also be found in homes that have had electrical upgrades or electrical work performed in the 1960's and 1970's. jimrohal.com

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