This article was co-authored by Jesse Kuhlman. Jesse is also the author of four eBooks on home wiring including "Residential Electrical Troubleshooting" which covers basic electrical troubleshooting in residential homes. This article has been viewed , times. A breaker circuit is an electrical switch that cuts off electrical flow in the event of a possible short circuit or overload. This device is essential in a modern world that runs on electricity.
How to Replace a Light Switch with a Switch/Outlet Combo
Wiring electrical outlets properly called receptacles and switches involve many of the same basic techniques. Making safe, long-lasting connections requires properly preparing the circuit wires that will connect to the device and secure each wire to the correct terminal. The standard best practice for connecting circuit wires to a switch or receptacle is to use the screw terminals, which are typically located on the sides of the device body. To make a safe, secure connection using screw terminals :.
There are three basic types of light switches used in the home: single-pole, 3-way, and 4-way switches. The single-pole switch is used when one or more lights are to be controlled from a single location. The 3-way switch is used in pairs when one or more lights are to be controlled from two locations.
Single-pole switches are usually the most common switches in a home. They not only control lights but other electronics too. Single-pole switches are one of the simplest types of switches to control electronic devices.