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If this is, in fact, a split outlet, you should be fine wire nutting the blacks and a black pigtail, the reds and a red pigtail, and you can connect the whites directly or wirenut them and a pigtail, as you prefer. You will need to break the tab connecting the receptacles on the hot side, at least (my guess is that they broke the hot tab and left the neutral ...


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Many switches that need a neutral have equivalent versions from other brands that do not need a neutral. You may be able to find a switch that has the functionality you want without doing additional wiring. While current code requires a neutral at switches, you are allowed to replace existing switches without rewiring if the neutral is not present. If that ...


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Yes but No. You can plug into a 5A socket an appliance or lead that contains a switch rated at 15A. You can use a 15A switch to turn on/off an appliance rated at 5A. However the appliance connected must not draw more than 5A - it's rating must not exceed 5A. No You cannot normally increase the rating of a socket without running a thicker wire back to ...


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What you did was rewired it so that the switch going ON causes a direct short between the HOT black wire and the NEUTRAL white wire. Not a good thing at all. As you described the original wiring with the two white wires bonded together in the back of the box was the correct connections and should have been left that way. The old single pole switch ...



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