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gvernea 01-15-2008 05:10 PM

Load vs. line wire
A delayed timer switch I am installing requires that a different wire be fastened to the "load wire" than to the "line." How would I determine which is which (both come into box at same side). Can I use a multitester?

Andy in ATL 01-15-2008 05:25 PM

Yes. Check continuity.:jester:

mgv79 01-15-2008 07:41 PM

the terminal labeled line is the power coming into the timer and the line goes to the unit being turned on by the timer

gvernea 01-15-2008 08:42 PM

Continuity between which wires coming out of the box?

There is no terminal or label on the wires coming from the wall box, I know which wire coming from the switch is which. The black load wire from the wall box and black line wire are the ones I can't tell apart.

chris75 01-15-2008 09:38 PM

The LINE wire would be the one with voltage on it, the load, well would be the device the line is suppling to...

220/221 01-16-2008 12:50 AM


Yes. Check continuity

I assume that this guy:jester: means you were joking?

Line side is the one with voltage. There could be continuity on either side.

Line = in, load = out.

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