Terminating single pole switches

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Old 11-15-13, 12:00 PM
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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.
 
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Old 11-15-13, 12:58 PM
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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.
 
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Old 11-15-13, 06:44 PM
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It does not matter on a single pole switch. It will work either way.
 
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