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    How To Wire Two Independent Switches with One Power Source

    Greetings,

    About this time last year, I installed six LED lights in my cathedral ceiling in my living room. I tired the Caseta products at that time, but was unable to get them to work in this location. I am now revisiting the possibility of trying them again. They worked well in the other parts of my home I tried them in prior to returning them.

    The particular trouble switch is as such - It is a double-gange box containing two independent switches. They are both single pole, no 3 way action going on here. They are fed by one power source. The problem I had was that I was unable to get the switches to work; they simply would not supply power to the lights even with confirming that the supply was live and that there was power to the switches. It would not complete a circuit. For illustration purposes only, I have installed a 3-way automated Honeywell switch in the past to control outside lights from dusk to dawn that required the use of a jumper wire on the opposite switch in order to complete the circuit which leads me to wonder if the setup I am having trouble with also requires some sort of jumper wire.

    Can someone tell me the proper way that I should be wiring this particular switch setup with the Caseta products? I am wondering if the use of a jumper wire is also needed in order to complete the circuit even though these are two independent, non-3 way switches. Please be detailed so that I can ensure that I am able to get it to work properly.

    Thank you,

    Scott

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    Which Caseta Dimmer are you using? In a single pole application, they wire pretty simply. Does your dimmer have a neutral wire connection? If so, it needs to be connected, which would be a "jumper" to the neutrals, usually in the back of the box. Also, are you sure your dimmer is the right load type for your lights?
    Phil Scheetz
    Lighting Control Solutions
    pscheetz@lightingcontrolsolutions.com

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    Which Caseta Dimmer are you using? In a single pole application, they wire pretty simply. Does your dimmer have a neutral wire connection? If so, it needs to be connected, which would be a "jumper" to the neutrals, usually in the back of the box. Also, are you sure your dimmer is the right load type for your lights?
    Phil Scheetz
    Lighting Control Solutions
    pscheetz@lightingcontrolsolutions.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscheetz View Post
    Which Caseta Dimmer are you using? In a single pole application, they wire pretty simply. Does your dimmer have a neutral wire connection? If so, it needs to be connected, which would be a "jumper" to the neutrals, usually in the back of the box. Also, are you sure your dimmer is the right load type for your lights?
    I have never had a dimmer wiring issue other than with these. I used P-BDG-PKG2W. The house is modern and contains standard 3 conductor wire hookup romex with a ground, hot, and a neutral.

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