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How do I wire power to more than one light switch?

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

The power must be fed separately to each switch that you would like to operate independently…

Electrical Question from Ellis about Circuit Wiring

Question: When there are lights only and no receptacles on a circuit how can light switches stay hot. Currently I have all the lights being controlled by the first switch on the circuit. Once I switch it off there is no power to the other switches. The source came from the panel box to the switch then to the light then I connected 14/2 from the light to the next switch for power. Each time I switch the power off from this switch the entire circuit has no power. Please explain What I need to do to get power to the remaining circuit

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.
Hi Ellis – The power must be fed separately to each switch that you would like to operate independently.

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