Help with Switch Wiring

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Old 04-05-17, 02:35 PM
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Help with Switch Wiring

So I have 3 switches. The 2 on the right are both 3-way switches. The one on the left is a single pole and is the one in question.

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I'm trying to replace that single switch with a z-wave switch that requires Line, Load, Neural. However, that switch is only connected to a black (Line) and a red wire (Traveler?). See below.

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My question is, how do I connect to the new z-wave switch? Can I connect the red wire to the Load and the black to the Line?

Also, it seems that the black line is tied together in the back to 2 other black lines (see below). This switch is for a ceiling light. Any chance that is is pre-wired for a ceiling fan as well?

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Thanks very much for your help.
 
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Old 04-05-17, 03:22 PM
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In the bundled wires in the box do you see a bunch of white wires capped together? This would be your neutral source. THe red wire is a load, not a "traveler". You only have travelers in three and four way switches. Use the black as line, which it is, and the red as your load, and look for that neutral bundle to complete it.
 
 

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