I’ve looked all over and I can’t seem to find any diagrams for this specific application.

I have a combo switch/outlet GFCI receptacle that is midstream on the circuit and I want to wire it so that the switch controls the outlet that is part of the receptacle, and so that the downstream outlets receive power and are also GFCI protected.

I’ve only been able to find diagrams where the combo switch/outlet is at the end of the run, or where the combo receptacle has constant power to the outlet and the switch toggles a nearby overhead light.

Thanks in advance.

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    I'm...frankly not sure if that's possible, since the receptacle terminals are not broken out separately from the GFCI function on such a combination device, at least as far as I know... Aug 4, 2019 at 0:54
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    Is replacing the box at this location an option? Aug 4, 2019 at 0:54
  • Yes it’s on back porch and I have the entire box out, loose, and broken down
    – Martin
    Aug 4, 2019 at 1:22
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    Where is the box that supplies power to this located at? Aug 4, 2019 at 13:21
  • I am with @ThreePhaseEel. I don't think the device allows what you want to do. Why don't you just install a GFCI breaker or an upstream GFCI Device and be done with it? Aug 4, 2019 at 14:29

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I got it figured out with the help of my electrician friend...

Pigtail hot inbound and outbound wires with one of the hot wires protruding from back of the combo switch. Send the 2nd hot wire protruding from from of the combo switch to LINE brass/hot side.

Take neutral inbound and outbound wires and pigtail to LINE silver/neutral side.

Obviously connect the grounds together.

I now have the combo switch operating it’s own outlet and have allowed for power to continue on to the next outlet downstream, though of course passing the burden of GFI protection to the next outlet.

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