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I am trying to install Cooper Wiring Device to a fluorescent light. There are three wires, not two as indicated in the instructions. Also, there are two copper wires and a green one; no black .

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I am a bit confused however I know a fluorescent light needs a special dimmer and ballast. It sounds llike you do not have the correct parts.

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SOURCE: need to know wiring diagram for cooper single pole lighted switch

well lets see on one side you should have two brass screws that would be to interupt your lead to the fixture then you either have a brass and silver screws on the other side or you have black and white wires the black or brass is always hot the silver or white is neutral does that answer your question if not hit me back with a description of what your switch looks like

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

SOURCE: Cooper Industries Cooper Wiring 274W Switch and

Switch-plug combo:
bare ground goes to green screw
dark screw goes to hot from breaker
silver screw to neutral
brass screw goes to load (light)

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You are replacing single pole light switch?
Single pole switch has 3 wires: black and red and bare copper

New device has 4 different colored screws: green, dark, brass, silver
Bare copper goes to green screw.
Black wire goes to dark screw
Red wire to brass screw
Nothing on silver screw for a moment. Test circuit and make sure light turns on-off.
If lights works, then good so far.

Now let look at silver screw. Neutral wire has to connect to silver screw.
In back of your electrical box are white wires twisted together and covered with wire nut.
These are neutral wires.
You must connect another short piece of insulated wire to these neutral wires and run that wire to silver screw.
The neutral wire will complete circuit to receptacle.
If you do not have neutral wire, then receptacle will not work in that box without additional wiring.

Hook up neutral wire to silver screw.
Now turn on power and click switch again.
If circuit breaker trips, then reverse your red and black wires.
Otherwise this should be correct wiring.

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Open following link for instructions with illustration:
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Some of your wiring does not sound up to code.
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Wires coming out of back of device are connected to "Load" wires.
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The black and white wires coming from circuit breaker connect to terminals marked "Line"
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There is one more set of screws on device. Device usually arrives with tape over these two screws.
This is what those screws are for: If you are working in a junction box, then three cables enter box.
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Second cable goes to Load (light-fan-motor) that is controlled by switch.
Third cable goes forward to another switch or outlet >> and those wires connect to last set of screws on combo device. Black to brass and white to silver.

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People frequently write fixya report that lighted device doesn't light up.
And they report device is wired correctly.
Or they report one device lights up and the other doesn't.
If two devices don't work, I suggest they swap devices to see if same problem happens in other location. No fixya customer has added comment to reveal result of swapping device.

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Check that ground wire is connected.
Install device in another switch location and see if it works there, which would indicate possible electrical ground fault at first location.
The wrong device was put inside the sales box.
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