connecting switch with pilot light

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connecting switch with pilot light

Hi all, new guy here. I have a Leviton switch with a pilot light, #5226-isp, (to indicate that the subject lights are on), and am a bit confused by the provided wiring diagram. It seems to indicate that a jumper is needed on the 'line' side for the lamp. I checked continuity w/o the jumper, and the switch works ok but the lamp terminals are, seemingly, unaffected by switch position, with or w/o the jumper.
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These switches usually need a neutral connection at the switch to function properly.
 
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Old 11-26-10, 04:25 PM
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So that is to say that they don't work in a switch loop? I got one in a two way setup that required no special wiring at all for the pilot lamp in the toggle to work only when the subject light is off. Maybe single poles are different.
 
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...can wirepuller38 provide a diagram?
 
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Old 11-26-10, 09:34 PM
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It seems to indicate that a jumper is needed on the 'line' side for the lamp.
It sounds like the light will either work in series with the line on a switch loop or parallel if a neutral is present. Is there a silver screw marked N or neutral? How many screws are there? Color or markings? I'm guessing here without a diagram. Can you scan the one you have and post. I couldn't find one online.
 
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When using a switch loop and a neutral is required, use a 3-wire cable to connect the neutral on the switch to the neutral in the ceiling box.

When power is fed into the switch box and a neutral is needed, use a jumper to connect the neutral to the switch.

Is this the wiring diagram you have? :

Leviton Online Knowledgebase: 5226 5626 Instruction Sheet.pdf

If so, look at page 2.
 

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Thanks for the link. I find it interesting that the leviton faq site did not appear during a fairly exhaustive web search...
The schematic (PK 93474-10-00 Rev A/1) supplied with my switch is different but along with the link dwg I am able to determine that I will be unable to use this #5226 as I had wanted due to the lack of a neutral leg.

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