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Old 01-07-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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help wiring a single pole indicator light


I am trying to wire a small 110v indicator bulb on the switch side of a single pole thermostat ;so i can see when it is powering a heater. the trick is I dont want it to be directly in line as to stop the heater if the bulb were to burn out. Any Ideas would be appreciated.

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The indicator goes in parallel with the heater, not in series. The heater wouldn't work at all if you put it in series.

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You can buy a switch with a built in indicator light! Would save a bit on the work involved.
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One side of the indicator light goes to the hot wire to element,
The other wire of the indicator light goes to neutral.
This puts it in parrallel not series !
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