Intermatic Timer Switch - No Ground


Old 07-22-17, 11:23 AM
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Intermatic Timer Switch - No Ground

Hi, I am installing these switches in my bathrooms and the switch does not have a ground or any place to attach a ground inside my box. I thought all switches needed to be grounded. Should I attach a grounding clip to the switch so I can attach a ground or should I just not ground the device. I want to be safe. :-)

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Old 07-22-17, 11:54 AM
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According to a comment in this thread from 2009, Intermatic's suggestion was to connect a ground wire to the metal bracket. But this appears nowhere in the instructions for the switch, so I can't vouch for that.

For what it's worth, if it was my house I'd just install it as-is without a ground.
Old 07-24-17, 10:25 AM
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It looks like there is no exposed metal on the switch, so by UL standards (if I recall correctly) it does not require grounding. I wouldn't bother grounding it.

The box of course still needs to be grounded if metal, or if plastic, the ground can just be pushed to the back of the box.

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