Wiring for wemo light switch


Old 12-08-13, 02:26 PM
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Wiring for wemo light switch

See picture for existing wiring. I have a red, black and white wires coming out of the wall. The switch on the right controls a ceiling light and the switch on the left controls an outdoor patio light. I would like to replace the switch on the left with a belkin wemo light switch so I can control it remotely. The new switch has 2 black wires, a white neutral and a green ground. The white neutral must be connected for the switch to operate correctly. Any idea how to make this work with the existing wire setup?
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Old 12-08-13, 03:18 PM
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The new switch is not going to work with the current setup. You do not have a neutral in that box. The white is the hot of the three wire cable. (should be colored black with tape or marker)
Old 12-08-13, 03:19 PM
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Sorry.... you don't have a neutral in that box.

You have a three wire cable to that location.
White is used as a hot wire to the switches (without being remarked.)
Black is one light.
Red is the other light.
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