switch with place

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  1. Lightfire

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  2. Kermit2

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    It is probably a two pole switch. Try either left or right side. Either one should be useable for two wires.
     
  3. SgtWookie

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    The link you posted shows literally hundreds of switches and covers.

    Please show exactly what your switch looks like. Your drawing does not provide useful information.
     
  4. hgmjr

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    Brother of Lightfire,

    It is so easy to register on this AAC forum (and it is free) that I would strongly urge you to register and then you never again need to start off your threads with the phrase "I am the brother of lightfire".

    hgmjr
     
  5. Lightfire

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    Hello,

    As I told somewhere in forum, it is only allowed to register once with the same IP. I tried already and I got error showing that only one account are allowed to register in all about circuits forum...

    good day!

    @SgtWookie

    Let me buy some switches in store and I will take a picture of it...

    P.S. @ hgmjr, if you can, create me one account...
     
  6. Lightfire

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    OK, I purchased a switch.

    Here's the pictures.

    As you may see, there's a four circles and I don't where to put the wire and how...

    So, i need your help...

    Here's the picture...
     
  7. Wendy

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    I have two accounts to see how some of my lamer stuff looks to outsiders. It will work, as long as you have a unique email address. I strongly recommend setting up your own account. If you have problems post in the forum Feedback and Suggestions Forum. The administrators will take care of you.

    Generally the actual switch (the electrical part) connects to the junction box inside the wall. Those screws are hidden.

    The cover plate attaches to the switches. Since you have two pair of screw holes you have two switches. Needless to say, the cover plates must match the switches. I have been known to use a Dremel to match odd combinations I couldn't find.
     
  8. Lightfire

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    Hello,

    Well, I just want one device to have a switch. But there are 4 circles and I don't know what the purpose of it as if I might know, it's only have 2 circles...
     
  9. Kermit2

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    The four places are just two connection points PER pole.

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    Notice the neutral and ground are not switched - just split and sent out of the junction box. The ground is attached to the metal junction box as well.

    It doesn't matter which side you use for hot and for load, but they must be on opposite sides of each other. The top and bottom screws on each side are connected together, so you can connect to either one.
     
  10. Lightfire

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    what? sorry. :) i cant understand... i will just put it on DC not in electric :)) just in 12 v battery :))) but what pole should i use if i will use only one??? and how???

    means i can switch off and on i mean switch the two devices in just one switch??? right???
     
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