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Need to convert three regular switches to smart switches in single box

Need to convert three regular switches to smart switches in single box


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Old 07-13-20, 11:40 AM
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Need to convert three regular switches to smart switches in single box

My first post. I tried to search for this but couldnít find it. I have a new construction house and within each light box (ranging from 2-4 switches in each), there is standard wiring with a bundle of neutrals capped together. For a 3 light box, there are 5 neutrals capped together. Letís assume for now Iím doing a single pole dimmer in all three, do I need three pigtails from that bundle to power each switch (ie one pigtail to each switch)? Iím pretty sure I canít just use one of the neutrals. Itís a clean install with everything labeled so Iím just wondering the best way to do this. Sorry if this question has been answered.
 
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Old 07-13-20, 12:15 PM
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For a 3 light box, there are 5 neutrals capped together
There will be at least 4 and there could be more.

If you are going to install three switches requiring neutral.... connect a single white wire to the existing splice and splice that to the three new switches.
 
 

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