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