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How to wire combination switch outlet 
How to wire combination switch receptacle
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Combination switch outlet

Electrical wiring device with switch and plug.

1) Polarized outlet has a wide blade and narrow blade.
Black Hot wire from breaker box connects to screws that are on same side as narrow blade.
Notice also that screws on Hot side of device have a break-away fin. If fin is removed, then add a wire that connects both screws.
Each 120volt electric box has only 1 Hot wire that tests 120V to ground wire.

Load wire going to light connects to brass screw opposite the switch.
White neutral wire connects to silver screw opposite the outlet. Neutral wires are the white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut and pushed to back of electric box. If box does not have neutral wires, the outlet will not work.

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Read about 120Volt circuit
Break-away fin on electric device Jumper wire
Break-away fin
Add jumper wire if break-away fin is removed on Hot side of device.
Do not add jumper wire on other side of device.
How to wire combo device How to wire switch outlet combo so switch controls outlet
If your switch does not have 2 screws on Hot side, then this wiring is not possible
Hot side has the narrow outlet blade.

Review instructions above for basic wiring
1) Use screwdriver or pliers to remove break-away fin between Hot side screws.
If Hot side does not have break-away fin, then wiring is not possible.
2) Add a jumper wire between brass load screw and outlet screw as shown in diagram

Leviton 7299 can not be wired this way
Other Leviton models and brands can be wired this way.

Jumper wire
Test outlet with circuit analyzer
Read circuit analyzer Outlet polarity

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How to wire Cooper 277 pilot light switch
Cooper 277 pilot light switch
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Read about 120Volt circuit
Leviton pilot light switch Larger image
Leviton pilot light switch

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Pilot light switches, or indicator light switch, is designed to activate the pilot light when switch is turned ON.
When switch is OFF, the pilot is OFF.

Black Hot wire from breaker box connects to screws that are on same side as break-away fin. If fin is removed, it is not necessary to add a wire that connects both screws.
Each 120volt electric box has only 1 Hot wire that tests 120V to ground wire.

Load wire going to light connects to brass screw opposite the switch.
White neutral wire connects to silver screw opposite the pilot light. Neutral wires are the white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut and pushed to back of electric box. If box does not have neutral wires, the pilot will not work.
How to wire photo eye to control 120Volt Load
How to wire photo eye
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Photo eye control requires Neutral wire to power the internal switch.
When exposed to light, the photo eye turns off internal switch, and cuts power between black hot wire and red wire to light.
When darkness is sensed by photo eye, the switch is turned on and power flows to light through red wire.
Neutral wire completes the circuit to the photo-eye switch and to light..
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Do not face photo eye toward direct sun, to avoid damage.
Face photo eye away from outdoor lights, to avoid blinking

12-2 wire
How to wire photo eye to control 240Volt Load
120Volt photo eye can control 240Volt load as long as Neutral wire is present.
Photo eye control requires Neutral wire to power the internal switch.

240Volt circuit can be turned off by turning off power to either Hot1 or Hot2. This is called turning off 'one leg' in 240V circuit.

12-3 wire or 10-3 wire is needed to provide 2 hot legs and 1 neutral
Resources:
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12-3 wire
How to wire 3-speed fan switch
How to replace fan switch
Illustration shows 3-speed fan switch with 3 wires.
Some 3-speed fan switches have 4 wires.
3 speed fan switch
3-wire switch illustration.
4-wire switch is not illustrated, read instructions to right.
There are different types of 3-speed/four wire switches.
How to:
(1) Buy new switch that matches same number of wires as old fan switch.
3-speed 3-wire fan uses 1 wire for Hot and combines wires for each speed.
3-speed/ 4-wire fan uses 1 wire for Hot and 1 wire for each speed, but can also combine wires for each speed. Read more
Use multimeter set to Ohms to test continuity as described below.

(2) Before removing old switch, take photo of wires.

Typically, the red wire or black wire connects to 120Volt Hot.
Your switch can vary.
Old switch and new switch will probably vary.

(3) Remove old switch and test if possible:
Pull chain switches are same: 1 pull = high speed, next pull = medium speed, next pull = low speed, next pull = off.

(4) How to test old switch: Use continuity tester -or- multimeter.
Install battery in multimeter. Set multimeter to read ohms. Touch both tester prongs together and the needle moves to indicate battery current is passing through both prongs. Now test each wire of switch to each other wire on switch, and pull chain 4 times with each test. One wire will be able to connect to all the other wires. This will be the Hot wire. Next, test the Hot wire to each of the other wires and pull chain 4 times. One of the pulls will show no current passes from Hot wire to any other wire. This is the OFF position for pull chain. Pull chain again and that will be the High position wire. Pull again for Medium. Pull chain again for Low. Compare old switch and new switch.
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(5) If old switch cannot be tested, make note what speed the fan is on before disconnecting old switch. For example the fan is stuck on medium speed. if possible, make note which color wire connects to Hot. Take photo of wires. Then remove old switch, and leave it stuck in medium. Test old switch to see which wire(s) has continuity to Hot wire. That wire(s) will be the medium speed. Then test new switch for which wire(s) is medium speed. This will narrow down the number of guesses needed to connect new switch.

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