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We are replacing our outlets with legrand commercial outlets

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We are replacing our outlets with legrand commercial outlets but the current outlets are wired with one being wired to a switch and the other to another circuit. We were told there is a tab on the side of the outlet that we can 'break' to make it connect to separate circuits. How do we do this? We are not sure which side to 'break' or remove.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: We just recently purchased our home and are updating/remodeling now.
JA: Just to clarify, are you working with a contractor?
Customer: No, we are doing this ourselves. However we have experience in electrical and contract work.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, we have experience with electrical and contract work.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That's it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok I'm waiting
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Look between the gold screws and you'll see the metal bridge. Cut the bridge to separate the outlets. Do not cut the one between the silver screws.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
this will enable the top to be on a switch and the bottom to be constent?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Yes that will do it.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

You're welcome

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