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# Terminating single pole switches

#1
11-15-13, 11:00 AM
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Terminating single pole switches

I know it doesnt matter which screw the hot and switch leg are connected to on a single pole switch. But is there a standard (in regard to neat work) on which screw to terminate on?

Was thinking that today when swapping a switch that had the switchleg on the top screw.

#2
11-15-13, 11:58 AM
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Absolutely no difference. Different switches may even have the screws on both sides or on opposite sides or switch may be mounted horizontally so there really couldn't be.

#3
11-15-13, 05:44 PM
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It does not matter on a single pole switch. It will work either way.