Electric Receptacle Wiring


Electric Receptacle Wiring - wiring a 20 240 volt appliance receptacle this outlet is monly used for a heavy load such as a large air conditioner the outlet should be wired to a dedicated 20 240 volt circuit breaker in the service panel using 12 2 awg cable with this wiring both the black and white wires are used to carry 120 volts each and the white wire is wrapped with electrical tape to label it hot p div div class sa uc ul class b vlist li class b annooverride div class b factrow a href https do it yourself help wiring multiple receptacles html h id serp 5308 1 wiring multiple outlets a 183 a href https do it yourself help switched outlet wiring diagrams html h id serp 5309 1 wiring switched outlets a 183 a href https do it yourself help gfci wiring diagrams html h id serp 5310 1 gfci wiring diagrams a div li ul div div li wiring a receptacle also referred to as an outlet is another of those fundamental wiring skills.

that every diyer should feel fortable undertaking the 15a 125v receptacle is the most widely used device in your home receptacle wiring in the diagram below a 2 wire nm cable supplies line voltage from the electrical panel to the first receptacle outlet box the black wire line and white neutral connect to the receptacle terminals and another 2 wire nm that travels to the next receptacle shop our selection of electrical outlets receptacles in the electrical department at the home depot most electrical codes now require outlets in kitchens and bathrooms to be on separate 20 gfci circuits so before using the method we show here for how to wire a wall outlet in a kitchen or bathroom check with an electrical inspector if you add an outlet to a kitchen or bath it must be gfci protected replacing an ordinary electrical outlet with a gfci receptacle is just as easy as wiring an ordinary receptacle.

for instructions on how to do this see how to wire an electrical receptacle be sure to follow the instructions that e with the device when an outlet falls in the middle of a circuit run rather than at the end the power source cable will enter the outlet box from one side and exit the other side on its way to serve additional outlets or lights on the circuit there may also be a third cable if the power source is splitting at this point there are two basic options for wiring the receptacle to the two cables running if the wiring has a green ground wire attach it to the green terminal on the receptacle or to the electrical box push the new receptacle back into the electrical box and screw it in place screw on the cover plate and then turn on the power



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