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Show wiring diagram how to wire a external light switch

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  • Electric by George Jul 13, 2010

    Explain what you mean by "external" are you talking wall switch?...inline "cord switch"? Lamp fixture switch? The basics on a single pole switch is that the neutral (white) wire connects directly to the fixture/ lamp neutral. The hot (normally black) connects to one terminal or wire of the switch and the "switch leg" connects to the secondary terminal or wire of the switch. Make sure to turn the circuit off before you start working on it, working on a "live" circuit may give you that "TINGLING" sensation and it won't be because the love of your life walked into the room.

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Most wireing should be left to an electrician to do

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