Is there a Dimmer Switch Rated for CU/AL Type Wire?
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
We have a three way switch in the dining room and would like to put a dimmer in but cannot find any dimmers that are CU/AL approved.
Electrical Question from Ryan about Light Switch Wiring
Received from Ryan a Homeowner in Nashua, NH
Additional Comments: Looks like a good website.
Thanks for your electrical question.
Hi Ryan – You will not find a dimmer switch rated for CU/AL Wire because most all dimmer switches come pre-wiredÂ with copper wire leads.Â You may connect the aluminum wire to the copper leads of the dimmer switch as long as you use a wire connector that is rated for CU/AL type wire connections.
The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:
For more information about Light Switch Wiring
Light Switch Wiring
This link is helpful as a Homeowner
Make sure not to miss these Resources for: How-To-Pictures
Home Electrical Projects
Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!
For Best Results Consult a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Locate An Electrical Contractor in Your Area