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Old 10-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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How do I wire these switches?


I have one hot wire coming to a switch outlet. I also have two wires that have connected 4 recess lights each, and also I have a wire that is going on to power up a outlet few feet below the switch. I would like to install two switches at this outlet to control the 8 recess lights (for each)

So I have

Black Hot - BH
White Hot -WH

Swtich 1 Black - BS1
Switch 1 White - WS1

Switch 2 Black - BS2
Switch 2 White - WS1

Black Wire that connects the recess lights and should be controlled by Switch 1 - BW1
White Wire that connects the recess lights and should be controlled by Switch 1 - WW1

Black Wire that connects the recess lights and should be controlled by Switch 2 - BW2
Black Wire that connects the recess lights and should be controlled by Switch 2 - WW2

Power outlet Black - BP
Power outlet White - WP


Assuming that all ground has been connected together.

I wired all black to black and all white to white and my braker faulted. What am I doing wrong? IN my wiring I used a jumper wire to limit the wire connection to 4 wires per cap.


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Old 10-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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How do I wire these switches?


There should be no white wires connected to a switch.

WH, WP, WW1, WW2 are connected together.
BH, BP, BS1, BS2 are connected together.
BW1 goes to remaining screw of sw1
BW2 goes to remaining screw of sw2.

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Old 10-07-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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How do I wire these switches?


Makes sense, all needs to be serial. Thanks!!!
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