Connect each of the two black wires from the switch to the available live lines via the wire nut, and wrap electrical tape around the wire nuts to make sure the copper conductor is fully concealed green wire on switch (ground line) to ground line , white wire on switch (neutral line) to neutral line. In the second box, hook up the incoming (14-3) hot leads to the switch's travelers screws finally, hook up the outbound (14-2) hot lead going to the light to the common screw that completes wiring the switches complete the circuit by hooking up the light to the neutral, hot and ground leads. Single pole light switches are the most common switches found in homes a single pole switch controls a light or lights from one location single pole switches have two screw terminals, and some single pole switches also come with a green screw for the ground wire. If you choose to control your overhead lighting with smart switches or dimmers, you’ll either want to hire an electrician to install the switch, or wire the light yourself to help guide you through wiring a light switch yourself, we wanted to highlight a great post from the smartthings community posted by “sidjohn1.
The most simple and common method of wiring a single pole switch level beginner description power (a hot and a neutral) is fed to the switch with 1 switch leg run from the switch to 1 light a 2 wire feed is pulled from the nearest source of power like a receptacle or the panel to the switch 2 wire meaning either 14/2 with ground (wg) for 15 amp circuits or 12/2wg for 20 amp circuits. Add up the wattage of the bulbs in all the fixtures the switch controls to make sure it falls within the switch rating listed on the package or instructions single-pole or three-way buy a ‘single-pole’ switch if one switch controls the lights or a ‘three-way’ if you have two switches controlling the same lights. Connect your white wires directly to eachother, then connect your grounding wires directly to eachother and to the green terminal on the switch at the gfci, you install the black wire to the gold terminal on the line side.
3) run your switch cable from the switch location to the light fixture or fixtures 4) install an electrical box at the switch location and at every light fixture location make sure the box is rated for the weight of the light fixture if you are installing a ceiling fan you will need a fan rated box 5) install your light fixtures. Basically, when the light is turned off, the switch needs power to light up the pad in order for this to work, there needs to be a neutral so that it can complete the circuit without sending power to the light. Installing a dimmer switch is a great way to save energy and create a relaxing mood in a living room, dining room, or bedroom it's completely within the realm of most diyers' skills to put in a dimmer switch, but you should know a few things to begin: size.
How to wire a three way switch to a existing single pole light switch circuit in this video, i explain just how easy it is to add a three-way switch to an existing single pole (one) switch lighting circuit now if but only one switch how can i hook the light up to work don’t know what to do with the red line. When wiring a single pole switch, it is only necessary to connect the black (power side) cable to the switch the white (neutral) wire and the ground connection are always on or always connected to the light, even when it is turned off. Basically the simplest way to have multiple lights on one switch is to run a power supply wire to the switch first this would be a two wire cable (black, white, ground) take the black wire and connect it to one screw on the switch and connect the ground wire to a screw inside the electrical switch box mounted to the wall.
From your description, you do not have that, you have a hot and a switched hot sounds like someone replaced a 3way switch with a single pole. Wiring of 3-way light switches is certainly more complicated than that of the more common single-pole switch, but you can figure it out if you follow our 3-way switch wiring diagram with a pair of 3-way switches, either switch can make or break the connection that completes the circuit to the light. The types of devices onto which you might want to install a toggle switch will have electrical configurations that vary greatly thus, no single guide is likely to provide a one-size-fits-all solution the steps in this section are meant to be taken as general guidelines for a simple on-off ((single pole, single throw or spst) toggle switch.
A double-switch allows you to operate two lights or appliances from the same location double switches, sometimes called double pole, allow you to separately control the power being sent to multiple places from the same switch for example, you might want to turn on a bathroom light separately from the ceiling fan. There are two screws on a single-pole light switch, and it doesn't matter which wire is connected to which screw use your pliers and screwdriver to connect the hot black wire from the service panel to the top screw, and the black wire from the outlet to the bottom screw. Light is controlled by two three-way switches with the light between the switches and the power first going through a switch, then to the light, and onto the second three-way switch the ground wire is pigtailed with a wire connector at the switch boxes and the ceiling box. How to hook up switches & plug-ins if you made up the wire splices as you installed the wiring, all you have left to do is to install the switches, outlets, and the light fixtures simple switch leg hooking to a single pole switch one wire connects to each of its two brass terminals some single pole switches.
A double pole single throw (dpst) switch controls the connections to two wires at once, where each wire only has one possible connection in other words, it's like two simple switches controlled by a single actuator. A double pole switch isn’t difficult to install if you have a basic understanding of electricity and how it works there are two types of switches: a single pole, which controls only one circuit, and a double pole that controls two circuits controlled by one button, lever, or knob. A 2 wire switch leg is pulled from the switch to the nearest lightbelow is a line diagram and a wiring schematic of a basic single pole switch wiring circuit line diagrams help electricians figure out how to make wiring connections by simplifying the circuit. I understand that you are using the power wire to connect to the bottom of the light switch and the light wire to connect to the top of the switch the two white wires are connected with a maret and the grounds are connected to the green screw.