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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights Wiring Problem
Question: We have run a coax wire from one switch to an under cabinet light fixture and it works fine.
Electrical Question from Carolyn about Under Cabinet Lights Wiring Problem
Received from Carolyn a Homeowner in Chepachet
[ad#block]Question: We have run a coax wire from one switch to an under cabinet light fixture and it works fine. We have taken another coax wire from the same switch And run it to another under cabinet light and it will not work. We switched the working light to the non working side and it will not operate. Our ohm meter shows power at the wire to the bad side. What could this be? Not sure what else to check. Thanks for any suggestion you may have.
Thanks for your electrical question.
Hi Carolyn – Wow, am I ever getting a lot of questions like this about under cabinet lighting!
First – I hope you did not use “COAX” Wire – I’m sure it’s just a terminology issue.
I don’t know if your lights are 120 line voltage or low volts.
Your lights need both wires to be fed and connected correctly.
Make sure the wiring method is parallel, not series.
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