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How To Wire A Pilot Light Switch

How to make the Wiring Connections For A Pilot Light Switch – Most pilot light switches require the power source to be at the switch box, such as your application.

Wiring Connections For A Pilot Light Switch

Electrical Question: If I want to control an outlet with a switch and pilot light do I need three wires.?

This electrical wiring question came from: Dan, a Homeowner from DePere, WI

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home electrical wiring question Dan.

How to make the Wiring Connections For A Pilot Light Switch

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

The Wiring Connections For A Pilot Light Switch So You Can See It in the Dark or When Its On

  1. Most pilot light switches require the power source to be at the switch box, such as your application.
  2. The lighted pilot light may need the neutral wire for the operation of the pilot light.
  3. See the electrical wiring instructions for the specific type of switch that you have purchased.

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