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Old 01-16-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCC...minisite=10021

I can't find the documentation anywhere. The switch will power a vanity light above my bathroom mirror. I can't even find a picture of the back of the receptical to show you guys for wiring purposes. There are multiple wiring position for Load and line and then the switch complicates things for me. You'd think Leviton site would have a link to a wiring schematic but so far I haven't found one.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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not sure what your question is. On the side with the shorter vertical slot (neutral) you wire the white wire to the line side screw from the power feed cable. On the other side bring the power to the screw marked "line". Leave the jumper in place from this screw to the switch. On the other side of the switch connect the black wire going to the vanity. In you have any other outlets in this room connect the white and the black to the screws on the outlet section marked "Load"

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Old 01-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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Well I think I understand where the black and white wires go. But what do I do with the two wires that operate the switch? Do I just use a wire nut and connect them together? Or do they get connected to the black load lines?

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you do no need to wire the switched light to the load connections but you can do this. But these may not be the ones that are switched. Do you have an ohm meter? You simply need to see what screw has a connection to the hot screw on the line side and loses its connection when the switch is off. This is the screw that the hot wire to the switch should go to.
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I have an ohm meter but I'm still a little confused. Are you saying that only one of the black wires will be tied to the hot side of the switch?
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A switch breaks the hot wire (feed) to the light. You bring a hot wire to the device, which has multiple screw holes to add addition outfeed hot lines. But somewhere (usually the opposite side of the switch) will be a copper screw that is meant as the load side of the switch. this one will not have continuity from the line side hot when the switch is in the off position. The load connections are used as an option to feed other outlets to provide GFI protection.
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Thanks. I fixed it and it works perfectly. I hooked it up in the following way:


I brought the black wire from the vanity and hooked it to the white side of the switch. Then when from the black side of the switch into the hot side load screw.
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That is a back fed switch. The white is the hot (feed) to the switch.
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That is a back fed switch. The white is the hot (feed) to the switch.
Bob, how do you know this?
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Thanks. I fixed it and it works perfectly. I hooked it up in the following way:


I brought the black wire from the vanity and hooked it to the white side of the switch. Then when from the black side of the switch into the hot side load screw.
This is one way to wire it, just keep in mind the light is now GFI protected and will go out if the GFI trips.
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I finally found a picture of the connection on Leviton's site. This is how I wired it. Just like in the second picture with the load protected. In addition to the vanity light there is also an outlet on the light so I wanted to make sure that outlet was also protected.
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