Ibought the above .It is for under my bar.I need a switch for a small light, and a receptable for my phone charger. There are two wires from input. had a single switch that worked the light fine.Now I want a receptable to plug in my phone charger. I know its not rocket science, and I am a do it yourselfer (I hope !!) The man at Home depot tried to explain it, but by the time I got home,and hooked it up , only the light would go on and off. No juice to the plug. Hope you can supply with with a simple hook up diagram, or any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: single pole switch and receptable installation
You may already found the answer to you question.
but anyway, here it is.
split the black wire (hot), one to the light (not the light switch), one to the outlet (copper screw).connect a white wire from the outlet (alium screw) to the copper screw on the switch.
connect a white wire from the alium screw tothe white wire on the light.
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It doesn't matter how the receptacles are wired it is AC, The switch should just be in the line between the source and the outlet and when turned off open the circuit. Use a voltage tester to see if power is coming into the switch. If power is coming in and not going out then you have a faulty switch.Recheck the wires going to the receptials and make sure one has not come loose.
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The Cooper 7729w is a three pole single throw switch with a common (connected) hot wire that supplies it. What you had before was two separate single pole single throw switches and one single pole double throw switch that is used as a three way. The short answer is NO that replacement will not work UNLESS you don't want the other switch on the other side of the room to work.
Personally, I think that if you really need to ask this question you need to seek the advice of a professional electrician.
No it means you have a short somewhere in the wireing. disconnect the power unhook the switches and use an ohm meter to test the wires to see if you have contact between the wires, black to white and black to bare ground wire. if it's a three way wire test all of them, if you used tsaoles to hold it in place check where you put the staples in you may find you have a staple ran threw two wires. Or if you pulled the wire and pulled it around a hard corner you may have pulled the insolation off somewhere the above test will confirm this. This is assumeming you are testing line voltage without a step down transformer or any other device in the circut
As I understand it you have a live circuit going to a light fixture that had a switch built into it. You have removed the fixture and now you want to run this wire to another location and install a switch in the circuit.
You will be extinding these two wires (white and black + ground) to the new location. No problem ... Somewhere between where you start and where you finish, you will break the black wire and install a single pole switch. All connecctions must happen inside a electrical box.
So, install the new wire in the box where you will start your extension. Run to the new switch box. You dont even have to cut the white wire. You will wrap the green or ground around the ground screw on the switch, Cut the black wire . put one end under one side screw, put the other end under the other side screw. From this box run your wire to the next box where you will install your fixture.
If you are using metal boxes, they must be grounded to the circuit. You can use pig tails for this, Best deal is to use plastic boxes that dont require grounding.
ok, i think what you mean is a 3-way switch- meaning two different switches that control one light and a single (pole) switch that only controls one light. you can't do that with the above switch. You need a combination 3-way and single pole switch.
run 14-2 wire to power switches, then run one 14-3 wire and one 14-2 up to fixture..you will have an extra neutral but its okay... just tie all nuetrals together....this gives you the needed 3 hot wires!