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Old 02-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Brass or silver screw on switch.


Simple question i just cant remember.... I have a switch with a brass and a silver screw... which one does the hot wire go to and which one does the neutral go to?

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Black (hot) goes to brass

White (neutral) goes to silver.

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Normally neutrals do not go to switches. What type of switch are you dealing with?
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Jim is correct a neutral would only go to a yoke with a switch on it if there was also a receptacle on the yoke. These are called combination devices.

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Black (hot) goes to brass

White (neutral) goes to silver.
Switch goes BOOM!
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Switch goes BOOM!
Yikes!

Sorry about that. I know his original post says 'switch' (twice) but my brain somehow came up with the answer for 'receptacle'. I should have my morning coffee before attempting to answer questions here.

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Sorry guys! I meant recepticle!! Unfortunately i had my coffee this morning, so i dont have an excuse.
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Sorry guys! I meant recepticle!! Unfortunately i had my coffee this morning, so i dont have an excuse.
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