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Question by dennis
Submitted on 7/4/2003
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how do i wire a Leviton 632-5225 WSP Combination Switch and Outlet so that i can plug an electrical device into the outlet and be able to turn it on or off by flipping the switch?

Answer by bnssmith
Submitted on 1/22/2004
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I was looking on the internet just last night dealing with this very issue and could not find the answer anywhere, but i figured it out anyways.  

My combination switch was the last in a run where i needed the switch to operate the plug underneath. Sooo, i wired it as follows and it works great.

Looking at the face of the combo/switch, I wired the hot and neutral to the appropriate terminals on the left side of the switch.  On the right side, i broke off the little gold colored tab that stuck up between the terminals.  By breaking off the tab, i broke the connection between the two terminals.  I then used a small piece of wire to "jump" from terminal to terminal on that side, which results in my being able to turn off the power to the plug on the bottom via the switch.

Hope this helps you.


Answer by julian_sun
Submitted on 8/27/2006
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I did some research and I am pretty much sure this way is the right way.

1. Leave the connector tab in place, that connects the two terminals.
2. Connect neutral wire (usually white) to "N" connector.
3. Connect the hot wire (usually black) to "A1" connector.

This way the outlet is controlled by the switch.  Furthermore, when switch is off, the hot wire is disconnected from the outlet, which is important for safety.


Answer by Larry
Submitted on 3/21/2007
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I looked around and found a great resource at the following webpage:

It has diagrams of the different types of receptacles, including the combo switch/outlet, and how to connect them in different situations.


Answer by tmenard
Submitted on 7/6/2007
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go to this web-page: Diagram # 31


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