Two single pole light switch

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Old 05-14-20, 09:05 PM
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Two single pole light switch

I have a question about a Legrand RCD11WCC6 two single pole light switch. I'm going to be wiring this up to control a vanity light and then use the second on/off switch to separately control a recessed ceiling light.
This product has two common screws in back, and it has a plastic "split tab" that can be pulled out. The instructions say "removal of the split circuit tab allows the device to be wired with two separate circuits". I assume that they mean that you would leave the tab in if you had 2 hots coming into the switch box from two different circuit breakers? I just have 1 hot coming in. So I assume that means that I leave the tab in. But does it matter which black screw I connect the hot to? On one side there's a black screw between the two load screws, and then there's the second black crew on the other side all by itself. Green ground screw is on the bottom.
 
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Old 05-14-20, 09:21 PM
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Leave the split tab in place and use either screw for hot.
The two screws on the opposite side where the green screw is are for the loads.
 
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