Question about Electrical Supplies
I'm an electrician and would like to help you. I haven't seen everything - but pretty darned close. With that said..
Where on earth did you find a dimmer switch rated for 208V? I mean, they *may* be available - but I've never seen or heard of one. Can you provide a manufacturer and model number?? With that info, I'll be happy to get the info you need.
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hook up the red to red
black to black
green to bare wire
tie white wire to other whites in back of switch box in the wall.
If no whites in there cap it off with a wire connector.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
This is not a difficult job. First of all go out to a home depot or other hardware store and purchase one three way switch. They come in white, cream, and brown.
Back home, kill the power to the lights you are working on. Then open up the dimmer switch, the other switch doesnt need to be changed. Now, simply draw a diagram of where each wire color is now connected and remove the old dimmer. Reconnect the wires. Remember that the white wire goes on the dull color screw and the other two go on the brass screws. Turn the power back on.
If you do all this and the switch only works correctly part of the time just reverse the two wires on the bright brass screws. Please mark this answer as a fixya!
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
there is not way to know how the wires are run by the description.
it is possible to connct true 3-way switch, it will required additonal pair of wires to all 3 switches (meaning 3-14/3 wire).
so call 3-way switches is only two way. I have not seems a real 3-way switches.
go to the following site. they a connection diag. for the switches.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Ok, first turn off power by finding the break box and switching to off. Then I'm assuming you mean by "socket" you mean the hole in electrical box mounted in or on your wall the dimmer is supposed to mount to. Sounds like your electrician ran the power back to the switch through your neutral/white wire. Your dimmer has a top and bottom, it also could possible have a tiny word imprinted that says "to light" and "+" if not attach the white from your socket to the top black wire on the dimmer, then connect bottom black wire to the socket's black wire...ground wires should connect to each other and to the ground in the wall socket. Use wire nuts to secure, then check to make sure no wires are touching anything except for what they are supposed to me touching...and test it before you permanently attach. Go switch power back on, and try your dimmer...if it works GREAT:) Now go turn off power one more time, tape your wire nuttted connections with electrical tape, mount dimmer and go turn back on the power. Hope this helped! Thanks
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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