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|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.
|10-07-2009, 10:11 AM||#2|
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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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