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jmackert

03:33AM | 03/31/03
Member Since: 03/30/03
2 lifetime posts
I am finishing my basement, and have a question about wiring multiple switches to one circuit.

My understanding is that I can "chain" them together in parallel, much like you do with receptacle outlets (i.e.: bring the power source in one side, take a cable out the other side, and pigtail them together to connect to the receptable outlet).

If I am correct, I can do the same thing for switches. I would bring the power in one side of the gang box for the switch, take a new cable out the other side (to connect to another gang box for another switch), and pigtail them together to connect to the switch. Then I would take a 3rd cable out of the box to run to the light fixture (I am planning on bringing the power into the switch first (this seems more straight forward).

Can someone please verify that this is the correct way to connect multiple switches on on circuit? (The switches are not all in the same gang box, they are in multiple locations).

joed

02:49AM | 04/01/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You are correct. Connect the in and out black with a pigtail to the switch. Connect all the whites together. Connect the black from the light to the switch.


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