TOGGLE SWITCH TO DIMMER SWITCH

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Old 02-07-01, 01:29 AM
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I'm sure this question has probably been answered countless times, but I'm going to ask anyway: I'm trying to replace a standard toggle switch with a dimmer switch. The question I have is the two wires connected to the current switch are black and white, while the three wires on the dimmer are black, black and green. So what goes where?

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Old 02-07-01, 05:15 AM
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Green is always ground. If there is a bare wire in the switch box, conect the green to it. The old switch wasn't grounded, which doesn't affect its operation, but provides a measure of safety. If you can ground the dimmer, do so.

It doesn't matter which of the other two dimmer wires connect to the the wires in the box.
 
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