At this point, you need to make sure the wire is neutral. The only way to do this is by checking the voltage (110V/120V) between the white wire and the hot wire in the box. The hot wire is normally black. In a standard switch or dimmer, the hot wire is using one of the 2 wires connected to the switch. In all probability, these steps will lead ...
The switch still breaks the circuit, but in this case the smart switch can tap into the neutral wire to keep power flowing through the switch - the electronics in the switch still break the circuit to the light, but the switch maintains a circuit so it is always receiving power. Here is a diagram of a standard switch with a neutral wire:
This is a diagram of a switch with a neutral. The black “hot” connection is broken to turn the light on/off, the white “neutral” connection completes the circuit. The bare (hopefully) solid copper wire is the ground. It protects from static build up and from electrical insulation failure, in short it’s only job is to make your home ...
I'm having trouble installing a WEMO wall switch. The light I want to use it on is a single on/off switch, not a 3 way switch. When I remove the face plate, the neutral wire is wired to the light switch on its own. It's not connected to the other neutral wires that fit in the multiple light switch housing.
This is because the neutral wire for the circuit is actually in the junction box that holds the light fixture, and the two wires coming down to the switch are the "hot" leg that will power the light.
The neutral wire provides continuous power to the Leviton smart light switch or dimmer and is required to power the communication radio, keep time, and control the load. Even when the load is off ...
A switch box with no neutral loop will usually only have three wires (see image below). Two of the wires will be the current carrying wires that power the light. They will usually be colored one black and one white (potentially with black stripe).
Smart switches that require a neutral wire will not work in this configuration because they always need a power source available to communicate with the hub or bridge. Turning the lights off will cut-off the power source that the smart switch needs to do this. Of course, there are standard light switches that will use a neutral wire. For these ...
To install your neutral wire in your switch, you'll need to remove the wall plate by removing the screws that hold it in place. Then, pull the switch out of the electrical box. You will find 3 wires, a black (hot), a copper (bare), and a white, which is your neutral wire. To connect the neutral wire, you'll need to strip off about 5/8" of the ...
Discussion in ' Electricians' Talk ' started by Smouser, Dec 17, 2017 . I am looking to to install some smart light switches but the best ones with the most flexability requires a neutral wire at the light switch which I don't currently have. I would like to wire the main bedroom first to experiment with smart lighting.