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Objective: ======= I want to tap into my ceiling fan, add an

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I want to tap into my ceiling fan, add an electrical outlet to the same circuit, then have the ceiling fan dimmer control the lamp that I plug into the new outletSaid another way:
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I have a ceiling fan that has a dimmer switch on the wall for the light.Can I branch off the Ceiling fan connection in the ceiling and add a normal outlet to it?If I plug a lamp into the newly installed ceiling outlet, can I have the ceiling fan dimmer also control/ dim this new outlet and the lamp that is plugged into it?I would need a diagram and list of supplies
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

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1) It is a violation of the National Electrical Code to control a receptacle using a dimmer switch.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My pendant lamps plug in. I need an outlet in the ceiling, is there some sort of remote dimmer that I can use to control the light level from the floor? (My ceilings are 14ft high
Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

1) Receptacles are not allowed per code to be controlled by a dimmer switch.

2) Receptacles are either wired as "always live" or controlled by an "ON/OFF" switch.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ok, thanks!
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.
Both Home Depot and Amazon have plug in dimmer receivers controlled by remotes.