Question about Pass & Seymour #696LAGCC6 15A Almond 3WY Switch
I am replacing a separate dual lite switch that has a 1-way and 3-way attached to it. It looks like 2 modular units on the same bar.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are replacing a three way switch with a three way switch, you should only use the wires that were connected to the old switch. (Unfortunately the color coding of these wires is not universal.) Assuming you have only 2 switches, that means you only need to connect 3 wires to the switch (in addition to the ground). One wire (to be connected alone on either side of the top or bottom of the switch) either comes from the electric panel or goes to the light fixture. The other two wires (both at the top or bottom of the switch) are the "travelers" and go directly to the other switch. You can examine the other switch (the one you aren't working on) to confirm which two wires are your travelers. I hope this helps. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
SOURCE: I have the 691pass&seymour
Thank you for the clear description of your P&S device.
You need to test your wires.
We are looking for the Hot, Neutral and Load wires.
Your old switch has two wires.
One of these wires is the Hot (I suspect 100% that the wire that comes from the other wires that are twisted together is the Hot)
The other is Load
Separate the old switch wires and turn on power.
Use ordinary tester.
Test each wire to metal box and see if the box is grounded.
Tester will light up on Hot wire.
You can also test each of the old switch wires to the other wires in the box.
1) Hot: Once you determine the Hot wire, this wire will connect to the P&S device:
Hot connects to the brass screws on right side, just as you said ... and these screws are on opposite side from silver screw.
2) Load: The wire to Load connects to brass screw on top left, which is on same side of device as silver screw. This screw sits opposite the P&S switch.
The last wire is the Neutral.
Test your Hot wire to all other wires in the box.
When the tester lights up, that is the Neutral
3) Neutral connects to silver screw which will complete the circuit to the P&S receptacle.
Posted on Nov 09, 2010
SOURCE: I am attempting to replace
Connect a black and red from the same _cable_ (pick a set, it doesn't matter which cable as long as both wires are from the same cable.), to the top two screws, again,it doesn't matter which wires are connected to which screw, as long as both are connected to the top screws. Connect the other black and red from the remaining _cable_ to the two bottom screws, again, it doesn't matter which wire goes to which screw, as long as they are from the _same_ cable_. There should be two white wires in that box also, one from each cable. Just twist the two white wires together with a wire nut.
Posted on Mar 01, 2011
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SOURCE: Have switch 691-WCC6.
Question is posted under switch, but asks about outlet.
Outlet is where you plug extension cord for example.
Usually screws are color-coded.
Outlets have brass and silver screws.
Without testing wires, trying hooking wires to same color screw they came from.
If breaker blows, then take off one wire and try again, or test wires to see what each is connected to.
As general rule with newer wiring inside outlet box, code says Black wires are Hot and go to brass screws, White wires are neutral and go to silver screws.
Older wiring could be very different especially if wiring was not done by code.
Use cheap circuit analyzer from home center to help diagnose outlet problems.
Add a comment with photo of your old wiring device, plus wiring.
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
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