You should find: 1 The 3-way switch's the two brass terminals should be connected to the red and black of a 3-wire cable. Install the receptacle in the box. Take notice that only a 3-wire cable is needed to perform this circuit. The hot source at the outlet is spliced to the black wire running to the switch and the hot wires running to the other outlets in the circuit. Then from the second switch you would connect the non-traveler now the switched wire to each outlet.
Wiring an Outlet to a Switch Loop This wiring diagram illustrates adding wiring for a light switch to control an existing wall outlet. Most are wired so they are hot at all times but some are wired so they are switched off and on. One will be the power line coming from the breaker box, and the other will be the wires connected from the light switch to the light fixture. The source is at the outlet and a switch loop is added to a new switch. The black cable wire runs from the switch to the bottom half of the outlet With this arrangement, the bottom half of the outlet is controlled by the switch and the top half is always hot. Above diagram circuit shows power coming from the switch and the below diagram shows power coming in from the one outlet box. The white wires tie together to complete the return side of the circuit while the black wire hot wire runs through the 2-way switch and out to the outlet.
Rather than tie red traveler to black, as shown above the lights in this drawing, could I just as easily swap posts with the red and white hot at switch 2, in which case the white wire will have red tape and red wire will have black tape? Duplex receptacles have 4 screws for termination points along with a green screw dedicated for ground. If you wrap it counterclockwise, you will be fighting it. The switch takes the hot from the middle receptacle here and 3-wire cable runs from there to the new switch location. This is convenient if you want to have a hot outlet to plug in a clock or other device that needs constant power but still control a nearby lamp with the wall switch. There are a few options to choose from when you wire an outlet.
The neutral wire in the new switch box is capped with a wire nut unless it's needed for a smart switch or timer. So if you are just replacing an outlet, I would recommend taking the wires off of the old outlet one at a time and putting that wire in the identical position on the new outlet. You could also run another switched fixture from this outlet using white and red switched hot wires. The box for the 2nd outlet was removed from the diagram for simplicity reasons. Now all you have to do is push the wires in the box, screw in the plug and put on the cover plate. When wiring standard switches, only the hot wires connect to the switch terminals.
The red wire switched hot wire going to the outlet, wires into the other side of the switch and the white wires neutral , tie together to complete the return side of the circuit. It's amazing what can be found in a home once upgrades are introduced, ha! That white wire is never connected to the lamps which are the outlets in your diagram. For example: say your countertop appliances are hogging all of the outlets in your kitchen. After you have determined which wire is the hot power wire, be sure to turn the electricity back off at the breaker box. The source neutral remains pigtailed to the neutral on the receptacle and the new neutral wire is added to the splice.
The black wire hot wire coming in from the left is the source power. Start by taking your screwdriver and removing the two black wires attached to the light switch. Built to last and designed to save space, these attractively styled devices are at home in any setting. Does anyone know how to wire this up? These outlets are not switched. Next, connect the white neutral wire the pigtail connection to the silver screw.
The screw should be very tight, holding the wire firmly below the screw head. This is the simplest arrangement where the 3-wire cable goes to the other 3-way switch and the 2-wire cable is either the power feed or the light feed depending on which end of the circuit this is. With this arrangement, all the other receptacles are wired directly to the hot source and the switch controls the middle outlet only. Wiring a Switch to an Outlet This wiring illustrates a switched outlet circuit with the source and switch coming first. If a device has no screws for clamping the stab-in connections, use the standard side screw terminals instead of the stab-in connections.
This allows for both screws to be physically connected to each other so only 1 termination point is required. Typically that will mean your white neutral wire is unused should be capped with a wire nut and the switch will connect black to red when turned on. If the supply to the lighting circuit comes into that box, you're all set -- however if that were the case, you probably would not be asking here. And just as before, the neutral wire connects to the silver screw and the ground wire to the green screw. With this little tab removed, you can now start wiring a split receptacle. The source neutral wire on the receptacle is removed and spliced to the white wire running to the switch and to a pigtail back to the receptacle neutral. These devices provide a secure connection and are acceptable to use.
Turn the power off before starting this or any wiring project. The power must be coming into the light switch box first, and then continue on to the light fixture. At this point, use a voltage tester to see if the power is truly off to the light switch before you go any further. The source neutral is spliced through to the receptacle neutral terminal and the source ground is spliced through to the grounds at the outlet. By code, the number of conductors allowed in a box are limited depending on box size and wire gauge. You can also split apart an extension cord and so that the extension cord still acts as normal, but it now has a switched outlet connected to it that you can plug anything into and turn it on and off with the switch, using the wiring method in the previous paragraph.