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Smart Switch - Too many wires

 
 
Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 02:00 pm
I bought a smart switch that has ground, neutral, and a line/load wires in it. (Total of 4 wires) but my light switch only has one black wire and a neutral and ground. Can I still install my smart switch and connect all of the black wires together?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 02:09 pm
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ehenderson18
 
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Reply Fri 21 Dec, 2018 02:51 pm
@edgarblythe,
My problem is I dont have enough black wires from the house to connect to my new switch. 2 coming from my new switch and 1 coming from the house. Can I just connect all three blacks together or is there another solution.
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taopathway
 
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Reply Tue 25 Dec, 2018 09:24 am
@ehenderson18,
they may have dead ended your switch box.
take a picture of the wires in there for us.
a dead end switch uses the white wire as a black, since regular three way switches only need to hot black wires and a ground, the nuetrals are just wire nutted together.
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taopathway
 
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Reply Tue 25 Dec, 2018 09:31 am
@ehenderson18,
so basically you would have to get another smart switch that does not have a background light, which requires a white neutral wire. Then you would have to get this master and slave smart switch, since you have two switches controlling the same light/lights
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