Help: one in, six out residential wiring multi-split

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Old 11-25-20, 12:41 PM
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Help: one in, six out residential wiring multi-split

ELECTRICAL HELP, PLEASE:
I know how to do basic electrical wiring. I •think• I know how to do the following, but I would •really• appreciate some help so I don’t screw this up...
Assuming I only have one source of power to “tap” into (there is a light on a regular switch which I will use for the power)...I am adding eight lights and need to do the following:
•LED cans 1 & 2 on dimmer switch 1
•LED cans 3 & 4 on dimmer switch 2
•LED cans 5 & 6 on dimmer switch 3
•LED light fixture A on dimmer switch 4
•LED light fixture B on dimmer switch 5
I am confident this will all work on the one circuit breaker. This is a basement remodel project, but I do currently have an open ceiling & want to get the wiring done before we finish the ceiling in a couple weeks. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 11-25-20, 01:26 PM
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Assuming you have an existing power cable and light cable and not a switch loop.

Connect all the whites together.
Connect the power black to 6 black pigtails'
Connect one black pigtail to each dimmer.
Connect black from each light group to other connection on the dimmers.

Note if dimmers are the type with wires and not screw terminals then you don't need pigtails. Connect one of the blacks from each dimmer to the power black.
 
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Old 11-25-20, 03:58 PM
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Thanks!

Thank you very much! Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend.
 
 

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