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I have installed a Lutron Diva Single-Pole dimmer, and ran the wiring to the light, but have not installed the light. So I tested the voltage on the wire at the light and got 40V WITH THE SWITCH "OFF". Is this normal?

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No it means you have a short somewhere in the wireing. disconnect the power unhook the switches and use an ohm meter to test the wires to see if you have contact between the wires, black to white and black to bare ground wire. if it's a three way wire test all of them, if you used tsaoles to hold it in place check where you put the staples in you may find you have a staple ran threw two wires. Or if you pulled the wire and pulled it around a hard corner you may have pulled the insolation off somewhere the above test will confirm this. This is assumeming you are testing line voltage without a step down transformer or any other device in the circut

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