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It all depends on where the live power is at (the switch or at the light). If power is at the switch, put the black wires on the switch and tie the whites together (assuming there are only 2 cable assemblies in the box). If power is at the light it becomes a little tricky, which I won't go into here.

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What else is a single pole switch known by?

This is the typical light switch in your home that controls a single light from a single location. Sometimes you might see it described as SPST or single pole single throw.


Where does the neutral wire go on a single pole switch?

Unless the switch has a light to indicate the switch is turned on, there is no neutral connection to a single pole switch.


How can you power a second switch to operate another light separately from the original light power source?

well, it's not a requirement, but traditionally a single light on a single switch has hot, neutral and ground brought directly to the light fixture from the panel. this circuit is called the home run. the hot is then run to the switch and back to the light as switched hot, which is used to feed the light. in order to add a second switched light fixture on a separate switch, you could pick up hot, neutral and ground at the first light fixture and carry it in another circuit to the second light fixture (traditionally) OR to the second light switch directly, whichever is easier. if you carried the hot/neutral/ground to the second light fixture, you would then circuit hot and switched hot to/from the second switch. if you carried hot/neutral/ground directly to the second switch, you would have to switch the hot and carry switched hot/neutral/ground to the second light. the same is true if the first switch has the home run, only you would add a circuit from the first switch to the second light fixture (or switch) instead of from the first light fixture.


How do you wire a single light switch to make it a double?

You can,t. You need to use a three way switch.


Can a single pole switch be used to control one light between two single pole switches?

yes

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What else is a single pole switch known by?

This is the typical light switch in your home that controls a single light from a single location. Sometimes you might see it described as SPST or single pole single throw.


Where does the neutral wire go on a single pole switch?

Unless the switch has a light to indicate the switch is turned on, there is no neutral connection to a single pole switch.


What is the difference between single pole switch and a three way?

A single pole switch controls a light or outlet at one location. A 3 way switch controls a light or outlet from 2 locations.


What is a single word synonym for light a switch plate?

Cover


Change single light switch to double switch?

See discuss question button below.


Where to find engin management switch?

There is not an `Engine Management`switch There are computers and add on devices that can allow that type of adjustment, but it will not be a single switch


How can you power a second switch to operate another light separately from the original light power source?

well, it's not a requirement, but traditionally a single light on a single switch has hot, neutral and ground brought directly to the light fixture from the panel. this circuit is called the home run. the hot is then run to the switch and back to the light as switched hot, which is used to feed the light. in order to add a second switched light fixture on a separate switch, you could pick up hot, neutral and ground at the first light fixture and carry it in another circuit to the second light fixture (traditionally) OR to the second light switch directly, whichever is easier. if you carried the hot/neutral/ground to the second light fixture, you would then circuit hot and switched hot to/from the second switch. if you carried hot/neutral/ground directly to the second switch, you would have to switch the hot and carry switched hot/neutral/ground to the second light. the same is true if the first switch has the home run, only you would add a circuit from the first switch to the second light fixture (or switch) instead of from the first light fixture.


How do you wire a single light switch to make it a double?

You can,t. You need to use a three way switch.


What amp light switch used in common household?

That would be a single pole 15 amp switch


What does SPST mean?

A single pole single throw switch (SPST) is used to open or close a contact to a single wire. It can be used as an on/off switch for an appliance or for a light bulb.


How do you hook up a switch leg to a single switch getting power from the light?

I can probably answer this question but to do so I need more info; switchleg from where another light? And why are you switching it again? or are you adding a light? Respond to my message page and I'll try to answer it further. I am hooking up a light fixture in an add on closet. I am feeding from the light in the bedroom, and I want to control the closet light from a switch just out side the closet door.


How do you wire a two way light switch to a single way light switch?

You can't. You will need a 3way switch at each end with 12/3 or 14/3 wire run between them. Power at one switch and light wire at the other switch.

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