Is it possible add an outlet to an existing light switch where the outlet is switched along with the light? The switch is not at the end of the run. So far I've only been able to find answers where the outlet has constant power.
Yes, that can be done.
- Connect the neutral from the light, and the neutral from the receptacle to the feeder neutral.
- Connect the feeder hot to one side of the switch.
- Connect together a wire from the other side of the switch, the hot to the light, and a wire to the hot side of the receptacle.
- Connect all grounding conductors.
If you're a more visual learner, search google for "switched receptacle wiring".
Thanks Tester101. For the visually oriented:
As long as the outlet is after the switch then it will work when the switch is energized. I have a 4 outlet at the end of my garage light wiring. If the lights are on it works. If it overloads the circuit it's on you'll know when the breaker pops but there generally aren't limits on outlets per circuit just be aware the amps being pulled