Continue to 9 of 10 below. Using this method, any break or malfunction at one outlet will likely cause all the outlets that follow to fail as well. To wire an outlet so that only the top or bottom receptacle is switched and the other receptacle remains hot all the time, requires a 4 wire cable. Continue to 5 of 10 below. Email Print. Home Page. Texas Flip and Move 9pm 8c.
All ground wires and device terminals are connected together in each outlet box.
Wiring Diagrams for Multiple Wall Outlets
Texas Flip and Move 1pm 12c. Go back to the outlet that you intend to work on. Duplex receptacles have 4 screws for termination points along with a green screw dedicated for ground. Notice that before tightening the screw I returned the wire to a neat 6-O'Clock position. This circuit doesn't make use of a neutral wire and the ground wire is connected to the ground terminal on the device. Using a scrap of the same type of circuit cable, cut 6-inch lengths of each type of wire in the cable.