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Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch

We are trying to replace our front porch light switch with a Honeywell programmable wall switch, model RPLS540A. We have a ground wire attached to the current light switch with a screw.

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Programmable Light Switch
Electrical Question: Replacing a light switch with a programmable switch, how is the ground wires connected?

This electrical wiring question came from Emily, a Homeowner in Austin, Texas.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Emily.

How to Wire a Programmable Light Switch

Application: Wiring a Programmable Light Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical repair project is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Austin , Texas. A permit and inspections may also be required.

Ground Wires for a Programmable Light Switch

This electrical wiring project is about wiring a Programmable Switch for the Front Porch Light of a New Home.

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Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
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