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Old 01-30-02, 06:33 PM
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when replacing a light wall switch does it matter what terimal you connect the hot or neutral wire to. thanks
 
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Old 01-30-02, 06:43 PM
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If you have only two wire connected to that switch it does not matter which wire goes to which screw.

By the way there is no neutral connected to a switch. On a single pole switch you have a hot conductor and a switched hot conductor, no neutral conductor to that switch.

On a three way switch you have a common hot conductor and two traveler hot conductors, no neutral connected to that switch.

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Old 01-30-02, 06:59 PM
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Thumbs up hey wg follow up please

i am running a new outside motion senser light i have a power source close by i can use but if i want a separate switch to turn it off and on how do i wire it from the power source to the switch. thanks again
 
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Old 01-30-02, 07:40 PM
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Is the power source that is close by, hot all the time, or is it switched by another switch upstream?
 
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