drill hole in dashboard, install outlet in hole, and run two wires to the battery
It can cause a danger if the outlet is yanked or has the metal of the wires exposed. It is best if the outlets become secured properly as soon as possible.
It's possible that the outlet is on a switch, and either one half of the outlet is switched or the whole thing. The extra two pair of wires probably feed the NEXT outlet.
On what? IS this an outlet or a switch?
connect your black wires to the right side of outlet on the gold screws white wires on the left side silver screws and bare copper wire to green ground screw.
The green ground wire should be attached directly to the junction box. That is the metal housing where the house wires enter the outlet.
The wires going to a GFCI outlet are no different than a standard outlet. I assume you are wiring the fan switch to the same wires and not actually to the outlet itself (this would mean you are plugging the switch into the outlet and that wouldn't make any sense).
It is an outlet that has one hot wire, such as a household receptacle, or two hot wires, such as a dryer outlet (in the US). If the outlet has three hot wires, it would be called a 3-phase or polyphase outlet. These would normally be found only in an industrial setting.
Just firmly connect the wires under the screws and that will couple them. Each outlet has two hot and two neutral screws; just connect the wires appropriately and make certain that the outlet is properly grounded.
A 120 volt duplex outlet is the main type of outlet for residential outlet system. The wires are typically white and black, and there should only be two of them.
- This outlet is not wired to a switch or anything like that. One set of wires is wired into the sides of the outlet, and the other two sets are pushed into the back connections. would I need to replace it with a special outlet? and is it safe?
A power outlet can be wired int a cigarette lighter. The wires will have to be cut, with the power off. Then the wires will need to be connected back together while adding the power outlet wires. The Connection will have to be a proper connection, preferably with crimp connectors.
First, you have your electrician install a new cable with a neutral in addition to two hots and a grounding wire.
Black, white, and copper.
Remove the breaker in main panel and either remove wires from main panel or cap off wires with wirenuts and label for possible future application. Put a breaker filler strip in hole left by missing breaker. At outlet you can just leave outlet or remove from wall and repair hole in wall. If you remove outlet and leave wires in wall it is best to totally remove wire from main panel.
Before working on this circuit be sure that the power is turned off. First the breaker that will be feeding the outlet should be a 2 pole 15 amp breaker using at least a #14 wire. Since this is a 240 volt install you will not be using the white wire. Tape it off and push it to the back of the outlet box. Take the 2 hot wires and connect them to the two terminal screws of the 240 volt rated outlet. Connect the ground wire to the (usually) green screw. Re install the outlet face plate. Job complete.
A fear of wires, plugs or anything that can be plugged into a wall or outlet.
wire nut the three whites together with a fourth wire going to the outlet same for the black
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If you have an electrical outlet not working and you have an idea what you are doing, you set out to repair it. First, you check the circuit breaker for a thrown circuit breaker. If that is not the case, you get a volt meter. When you have a volt meter, you throw the circuit breaker to that outlet. Then you take a screwdriver and you remove the outlet but keep the wires attached. You make sure the wires are not touching anything. You go back to the circuit breaker panel. You turn on the electricity. Then you test the wires with your voltmeter. If it shows they have electricity, you know the problem is the outlet. If not, you have a different problem. You go back to the panel and turn off the circuit breaker. You put the outlet back in. If the problem was the outlet you buy a new outlet. In the United States, a number of hardware and electrical supply stores sell them. You go back. You turn off the circuit breaker. You remove the outlet from the wall. You notice where the wires are. The new outlet also comes with an explanation of how to attach the wires. You attach them and put the outlet back in the wall. If the problem was not the outlet, you call an electrician. While an electrician will cost money, a burned down house will cost more money.
A new outlet (running new wire) or replacing an old one (wires already there)? Shut off the Power to that Receptical, diconnect the receptical, and reconnect the New receptical using the Wires from the one you replaced. Then turn the power back on and Test it with a Tester!
1. Turn of the power and make sure it is off for the receptacle. 2. Remove the cover plate with a screwdriver. 3. Remove the two screws holding the outlet at top and bottom. 4. Carefully pull old outlet from the box. 5. If the black, white and bare are connected by screws, loosen the screws and remove the wires. 5A. If the wires are connected by push-on connectors push the release tab and remove wires. 6. Connect new outlet with black wire to brass colored screw, white wire to silver screw and bare wire to green screw. 7. Wrap two turns of electric tape vertically around the body of the receptacle so it covers the bare screws. 8. Push the outlet back into box arranging wires so they don't inhibit the insertion of the new outlet. 9. Insert and tighten two screws to hold in outlet such that the tabs on the outlet are flush with finished wall. 10. Install cover on outlet.
Use jumper wires to go from one outlet to the other.
Remove the wires one at a time so as to not get confused. Install the new ones, paying close attention to the factory routing of the wires. Very simple.
This is not the preferred method and shows poor workmanship. Take the two hot wires and twist them together. Now take a 6" piece of wire the same colour and twist it into the other two. Install a wire nut to hold all three wires securely. Now take the short pigtail and loop it around the outlet screw. Tighten the screw. This procedure should also be used on the neutral wire that connects to the receptacle.