Hooked up photoelectric light in yard. decided to use same power source (20 amp),12 ga., wh, bl & grnd to continue on to outlet inside shed. Wiring before adding outlet worked fine. Added outlet and anything connected to outlet did not work even thougth gauge showed minimal power (sound gauge). I believe I will need to run a separate wire into shed for outlet(s). Believe the photocell is switching the hot lead (on when dark, etc). If my assumptions are correct, or if there is another way around this , please advise. I remain thankful fore any asistance,Bill Sawyer
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Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. You didn't say what type of light it was. If you tapped the add on circuit to the same wires feeding the fixture (black, white and ground) it should work. The only things that would cause a problem is either a bad connection or a Voltage drop cause by the length of the circuit.
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type of light uses florescent bulb and has a small ballast. Seems to me something is interrupting the power, otherwise the light would remain on during daylight hours as well.Just looked and saw a red wire that looks internally connected. While waiting, I covered photo cell to cause light to turn on. Guess what? The Outlet started to work.BillLOOKS LIKE A SEPERATE POWER FEED WIRE OFF OF THE 20 AMP WIRE IS NEEDED , BUT STILL DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.
still have not received reply to my reply and additional info to my reply IS why I am waiting.
The black wire is the power to the light and the red is after the photo cell. If you are connected black to black and white to white the light should respond to darkness and the outlet should work all the time. Please verify the connections.
Will give it a shot and see if everything is connected correctly.thanksbill