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Need to replace the HPM dimmer switch with a normal switch

Need to replace the HPM dimmer switch with a normal single post switch as new lights do not allow dimming. Note: lights are controlled by 2 switches

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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

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I would like to connect a two way dimmer to a one way circuit.


Do you mean a three way dimmer?

How many switches do you want to be in the circuit when you are finished?

A three way switch can be used in a circuit where one or two switches are desired.

What you need to find is which two wires go to the light, and which two come from the power.

Are you in the US, if so, there will be a white wire which should be a non current carrying conductor. It will not be attached to the switch.

Without understanding the number of switches that are currently in the circuit, I'm going to tell you if you just are wanting to replace a single switch with a three way, than "yes" that is not a problem.

Hit me back when you can with the rest of the information.

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You posted under Lutron 3-way dimmer.

You didn't say the number of screw terminals on device or color of those screws.
If your device has two brass screws, then it is single pole.
If your device has 2 brass screws and 1 dark screw, then device is 3-way
If you are replacing 3-way switch, identify wire on dark screw >> connect this wire to dark screw on dimmer. Other two wires connect to either brass screw.

If device has wires instead of screws, the color of those wires is an important clue.
Answer back with the colors of those wire and it is easier to help.

Different dimmers are suitable for different types of lighting.
In an effort to help you, I searched my files for Lutron dimmers.
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Lutron has NT-3PS
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The NT-3PS is a 3-way dimmer.
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If the help above does not get you going, answer back with more information and we can help.

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If you want to use the Cooper switch you have you can take one of the black wires and cap it with a wire nut and connect the other two wires, but frankly, you'd be paying about 2 times the price for a 3-way dimmer switch when you only need a single pole switch.

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