Question by  pinkie (247)

Can you add an electrical outlet to any electrical switch?


Answer by  Mollichella (445)

You sure can assuming you have the right tools and proper hardware to do so. You need the electrical switch along with the casing for it and the proper screws and wiring. You can usually buy this in a kit with instructions that come with it. If you have done electrical work it should be pretty easy.


Answer by  ladybud (1069)

If the breaker box is wired for 220 amp no.Regular 110-120 amp is fine.Check the amp rating in the breaker box and wire it with product's for the wattage.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Per the NEC National Electrical Code, No. The switch needs to be rated to support the connected-load; since electrical-outlets can have a variety of different-loads plugged-in, the switch needs to be rated for the highest-normal/possible-load. Most-switches are installed/rated for Permanent/Stationary/Wired-in-lamps with a much-lower load. Easy to upgrade the switch though.


Answer by  JeremiahJohnson (88)

Yes. You will just need the hardware to expand the electrical switch to include an electrical outlet. The hardware you may need includes: the electrical wire, a larger electrical box to hold the outlet, and the new outlet.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes you can buy you have to be very careful with the wiring of the outlet and switch. They need to be perfectly aligned.


Answer by  SalimuddinSultan (133)

Yes one can add an electrical outlet to any electrical switch. To expand the electrical switch you will need the hardwares such as wires, a larger box etc.

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