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EJR 04-04-2013 06:17 PM

Switches burning out
 
I have a circuit that has been having trouble with switches burning out. The switches operate light fixtures. What could be causing the problem?

joecaption 04-04-2013 06:36 PM

Loose nutral, voltage spikes, cheap switches, back stabbed instead of using the screws,

Billy_Bob 04-04-2013 08:16 PM

Is it the switch to these lights?

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/i..._tf_lights.gif

Kyle_in_rure 04-04-2013 10:26 PM

How many light fixtures are we talking about?
Do you ever notice anything unusual on this circuit besides switches going bad?

sirsparksalot 04-05-2013 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJR (Post 1152492)
I have a circuit that has been having trouble with switches burning out. The switches operate light fixtures. What could be causing the problem?

Are the switches rated for 125V? :jester:

frenchelectrican 04-05-2013 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJR (Post 1152492)
I have a circuit that has been having trouble with switches burning out. The switches operate light fixtures. What could be causing the problem?

What is the system voltage ?

What kind of luminaire ( light fixure ) you have in there.

Once you answer that question plus other guy's comments then we will go from there.

Merci,
Marc

dmxtothemax 04-05-2013 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJR (Post 1152492)
I have a circuit that has been having trouble with switches burning out. The switches operate light fixtures. What could be causing the problem?

We need to know more about

1 - The size of the load, IE how many amps ?
2 - The nature of the load, IE what type of lights ?
discharge ? floro ? halogens ? incandesant ? CFL ? led ?


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