Use a voltage tester to double check that there is no power going to the light switch before you start work if you hear a beep when you place the tester on the wire, go back to the breaker and make sure the power is turned off. Wiring a double light switch is a simple job that the average homeowner can do however, it's important to use extreme caution when working with electricity the required materials are a voltage tester, screwdriver, electrical tape, wire cutter, wire stripper and grounding wrist strap. The power is coming up to an outlet and i am trying to tie the double light switch into this outlet i have tried to connect all of the white wires together, tried to connect them individually to the double light switch (whichs blows the circuit breaker ) and have even tried to place a white jumper wire from the outlet to the light switch. One plan is to pigtail the switch and gfci outlet onto the supply line, and then take the output of the switch out of the box up to the vanity light another way to do it would be to run a switch loop from the lighting fixture down into the 2-gang.
If you're intending to replace the two existing switches with a single double pole switch so one switch controls both things, that's still unnecessary you don't need a double pole switch to do that you can just use one of the existing switches. Hook the loop you just created around the green ground screw at the bottom of your light switch once again, remember to ensure that you have a tight connection insert your light switch into the box and secure it with a screw at the top and bottom of your switch. Position the double switch light onto the wall and screw the switch into place, ensuring you have a secure fit step 4 - wire in the double light switch connecting up a double switch light is essentially the same as connecting up a single switch light.
I tried splitting the hot wire to go to both the line side and to one of the black switch wires, while connecting the other switch wire to the wire going up to the light fixture this resulted in a large spark. The switch/receptacle combo device is set up like a duplex receptacle, but has a 15a single-pole switch in one half, and a single 15a, 125v receptacle in the other half they can work in conjunction with one another, or they can be connected and used independent of each other. If you are extending a circuit from an existing receptacle outlet to power light fixtures wired through a double switch box, you will need to install a double switch box, then run nm cables from the feed outlet location to the switch box. If you choose to control your overhead lighting with smart switches or dimmers, you’ll either want to hire an electrician to install the switch, or wire the light yourself to help guide you through wiring a light switch yourself, we wanted to highlight a great post from the smartthings community posted by “sidjohn1.
Installing a dimmer switch is a great way to save energy and create a relaxing mood in a living room, dining room, or bedroom it's completely within the realm of most diyers' skills to put in a dimmer switch, but you should know a few things to begin: size. How to install a dimmer switch create a range of subtle variations in lighting with a dimmer switch determine the number of switches that control the light fixture if only one switch controls the light, purchase a single-pole dimmer tighten the mounting screws that hold the wall plate to the switch if you are using a wall plate with. To wire a double switch, you'll need to cut the power, remove the old switch, then feed and connect the wires into the double switch fixture though it is not difficult to wire a double switch, careful attention to safety is crucial to prevent injury. 5) if it is a single pole switch you should have 3 wires connected to it, the feed, the switch leg and the ground 6) remove wires from existing switch and connect them to the new switch 7) install the new switch back into the box.
1 install a single-pole light switch by connecting the black wire entering the box to the bottom, brass-colored screw and the black wire leaving the the box to the top, brass-colored screw. Double gang 2 way light switch explanation and illustrations light wiring diagrams light wiring diagram getting started before you start – safety first lighting components lighting circuit cables in position 2 (when the switch is up or ‘off’), com and l2 are connected together. 5) now you can connect the two remaining wires to the two remaining screws on your light switch (either wire to either screw) again, ensure the hooks are connected clockwise and tighten the screws with your screwdriver.
But if the wiring is wrong, when you flip the switch up to turn on the lights, it will read off and the word will be printed upside down to get the wires right, connect the source to the bottom terminal on the switch and the lights to the top terminal. Wiring double switch fan/light i have the main power going into a gfi outlet in the in line and i want to protect the fan/light on the gfi first how do hook up the 12/3 line which i ran to the fan/light to the dual control and then still hook the main power from the gfi (load out) i've included the picture of the back of the double switch. Terminal 1 can connect up to any load to power a certain device and terminal 3 can connect to any load to power any device you can see that in this way, with a spdt switch, we can control 2 different circuits or devices a double throw switch allows 2 different options dpdt toggle switch wiring we will now go over the wiring diagram of. How to install a motion-sensor light switch connect the wires to the new switch with the ends of the wires stripped, they can be hooked up to the new switch wrap the end of the black wire around one of the wire connections on the back of the switch repeat with the white wire secure the wires with wire-connectors.
A double pole switch isn’t difficult to install if you have a basic understanding of electricity and how it works there are two types of switches: a single pole, which controls only one circuit, and a double pole that controls two circuits controlled by one button, lever, or knob. The switches & outlet wiring section is the place to be for all your questions about switches, outlets, lights, fans, dryers, and more read about different wiring options, complete with pictorials and schematics whether you are looking for answers to 3-way and 4-way switches, dryer plugs, power at switch, power at outlet, or how to wire all these switches, the switch & outlet section will. The way a light switch is wired depends on whether the power comes into the light box or the switch box first if power comes into the switch box first, the neutral white line from the service panel and the white line that leads to the light are spliced together.