Split Plug Wiring Diagram

Here is an easy to follow split plug wiring diagram. Wiring a receptacle is another basic wiring project.

You can use the same wiring technique with 14/3 or 12/3 gage wire.

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split receptacle


You can also branch off an existing split receptacle by simply matching colors to the existing plug. When wiring a split receptacle this way, use the "quick connect" holes at the back of the plug or "pigtail" the wires to the side screws.

Here is a basic electrical wiring diagram that shows how to add multiple receptacles...

split receptacle multiple wiring diagram

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