Question about Cooper Industries Cooper Wiring 2158V 3 Gang 2 Toggle Switch- Duplex Wallplate, Ivory
I'm trying to wire a 3 gang box that has 15 amp power into it which consists of a single pole dimmer switch, a 3 way fan/light switch and a 3 way dimmer switch. I believe i'm to nut all the white together, ground together but not sure about the hot black whether I pigtail it to all the switches or what? a diagram would be fantastic!
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Always make sure the power is disconnected from all possible sources before making any connections. Your description of the problem indicates that there may be multiple power wires coming into the same box. In that case local codes may require that the box be partitioned to prevent exposure to voltages up to 220 volts.
You need to determine where each wire goes to know how to connect them together. You cannot rely on color alone. If the power supply runs through the box to the loads then most (but probably not all) of the white wires will be connected together. If the power runs to the load boxes first then none of the white wires in the switch box should be connected together. They are used to run the switched/dimmed power back to the loads (and should be taped to cover the white in the box). In that case each switch has its own power input and they should not be tied together. A wire (could be black or white with black tape) brings power from the load box, gets connected to the input terminal of the switch and the corresponding black wire carries the switched power back to the load. The fan/light switch will have one power in and a switched power out for the fan and another for the light. The 3-way will have one "power" in (or it could be the final power out to the light) and two "carrier wires that connect to the other 3-way switch. If the power supply goes through the switch box then there will be at least 10 wires in that box. In that case see the attached diagram:
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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