dimmer switch (WARM)

Old 03-22-04, 05:40 PM
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dimmer switch (WARM)

I have 12 recessed lights on one circuit for a total of 700 WATTS.
After I put in a dimmer switch I found out that it wasn't rated for that many watts. I knew it got fairly warm.

I now purchased a new 1000 Watt Leviton dimmer. In order to get it in a multi gang box I needed to take off the side tabs which said you would need to do but then the maximum rating would be 700 Watts which is exactly what I have.

It still gets fairly warm. Is this normal? Or do I need to buy even a better switch if that is possible?

Just want to be sure I am doing everything safely.

I have had my project approved by the City and nothing was said about the switches that I was using.


Old 03-22-04, 07:08 PM
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Dimmer switches get warm under use. If you follow the directions you should be fine.

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