Question about Electrical Supplies
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You have 2-gang switch.
Look at following illustration showing gang switches:
Hot wire feeds one screw on first switch, and then jumpers to second switch.
Your jumper wire is connected wrong place.
Find hot wire... there will be 1 hot wire entering gang box.
Disconnect all wires, and separate for testing.
Turn power on and test each wire to bare ground wire... that will show the hot wire.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you removed a switch there should be two wires. Connect one of the wires to each of the switch wires or screws. good luck
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
why not connevct them up to a movement sensor, that way they come on when you make a movement near them. So they dont fire off when cats or birds fly by make sure you set them to close to your height. Then you can see your way to the shed turn the lighjt on that you can now see where the switch is and then turn it back off when you leave. Most of these sensor lights can be set toa timed on period
cheap and easy to install
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
The neon lamp inside of the switch draws very little current (milli, or mico amps) so there is no significant current flowing to ground.
As for your real question, there are several various types of 3-way pilot switches:
Load on: Pilot on
Load off: Pilot on
Some 3-way pilot switches have an external lead which allows them to be configured either way.
If both of your switches are the same type and are wired correctly, they should work the same.
If you suspect that one is defective, try swapping them.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you very much. It turns out one of the two was simply dective. Thanks!"
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.
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
The switch is wired backwards. Swap sides with the wires.
If you look closely at the switch you will see that one side has 2 screws that are joined together with a metal tab. _That_ is the side that gets the hot wire, pick a screw, it doesn't matter which one as long as you don't break off that tab.
On the other side of the switch you will see that the 2 screws are _not_ joined together with a metal tab. _Those_ are the screws that connect to each individual switch leg.
Posted on Dec 12, 2010
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