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How to wire Cooper 277 pilot light switch 

How to wire pilot light switch
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Cooper pilot light switch
An illuminated switch is illuminated when the load is OFF.
A pilot light switch is illuminated when the load is ON.
A GFCI pilot outlet is illuminated when device has power and is protecting from fault
Cooper pilot light switchLarger image     Cooper pilot light switch  
Cooper pilot switch                    Look at screw color
Pilot light turns ON when switch turns ON.
Cooper and Leviton pilot switches have same screws but screws are located on mirror opposite sides of device. Except ground screw is different on each.
Look at screw color. Silver for Neutral. Green for ground.
Note which screws are joined by break-away fin.
Hot from breaker box connects to screws with break-away fin.
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Cooper 277 pilot light switch
See testing photographs 1 2
-Read about 120Volt circuit
If you are replacing ordinary switch that has 2 wires, one of the wires is Hot and other wire is Load. Remove switch, turn power ON, tape tester leads to wood sticks, and test each wire to bare ground wire. Tester lights up on Hot.

Leviton pilot light switch     Leviton pilot light switch
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Leviton 5226 and 5626 pilot light switch
Look at screw color
Pilot light switches, or indicator light switch, is designed to activate the pilot light when switch is turned ON.
When switch is OFF, the pilot is OFF.

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Resource:
Leviton pilot switch manual
Black Hot wire from breaker box connects to darks screwslocated on same side as break-away fin.
Each 120volt electric box has only 1 Hot wire.
Take photo of wiring, separate wires for testing, and then test each wire to bare ground wire, and tester will light up on 120V Hot.

Load wire going to light connects to brass screw opposite the switch.
Bare ground wire connects to green screw
White neutral wire connects to silver screw opposite the pilot light.
What is neutral wire: Neutral wires are the white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire connector and pushed to back of electric box.
If box does not have neutral wires, the pilot will not work.
It is out of code, but ground wire connected to silver screw will allowpilot light to function until neutral wire can be pulled over to switch box from any nearby outlet box.
Pilot light consumes 1/4 watt. Two year warranty. 12 amp max.
How to wire 3-way pilot switch
Unlikely that pilot is ON only when light is ON
Unknown if pilot is ON only when switch has power
Pilot light will function differently if device installed in place of 2nd 3-way on Load side of circuit
           Leviton pilot light switch    Leviton 5646
Leviton standard 5246 3-way switch with pilot
Leviton decora 5646 3-way rocker switch with pilot

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How to wire 3-way pilot light switch

Screws are color-coded
Hot wire connects to dark screw on Leviton.
Traveller wires going to 2nd 3-way switch connect to brass-colored screws. Neutral connects to silver screw.
Bare ground wire connects to green screw.
Resources
How to wire ordinary 3-way switches
Leviton switch wiring diagrams/ pdf
Leviton 7591 pilot light switch

Leviton 7591 pilot light GFCI outlet

Single outlet GFCI.
Pilot light is ON when device has power.
When GFCI trips, then pilot is OFF.
Wiring is identical to ordinary GFCI outlet, and can replace any ordinary GFCI device

Difference: pilot light light switches shown above, the pilot is ON only when light switch is ON.
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Resource
How to wire GFCI outlets
Sell sheet with model numbers
7591 instruction manual pdf
At Leviton
Break-away fin on electric device Jumper wire
Break-away fin
Add jumper wire if break-away fin is removed on Hot side of device.
Do not add jumper wire on other side of device.
How to wire combination switch outlet
How to wire combination switch receptacle
Combination switch outlet
If you are replacing ordinary switch that has 2 wires, one of the wires is Hot and other is Load. Remove switch, turn power ON, tape tester leads to wood sticks, and test each wire to bare ground wire. Tester lights up on Hot.

Outlet works all the time, and switch controls separate light, and does not control outlet.


Electrical wiring device with switch and plug.


1) Polarized outlet has a wide blade and narrow blade.
Black Hot wire from breaker box connects to screws that are on same side as narrow blade.
Notice also that screws on Hot side of device have a break-away fin. If fin is removed, then add a wire that connects both screws.
Each 120volt electric box has only 1 Hot wire that tests 120V to ground wire.

Load wire going to light connects to brass screw opposite the switch.
White neutral wire connects to silver screw opposite the outlet. Neutral wires are the white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire connector and pushed to back of electric box. If box does not have neutral wires, the outlet will not work.
It is out of code, but ground wire connected to silver screw will allow outlet to function until neutral wire can be pulled over to switch box from any nearby outlet box.
How to wire combo device
How to wire switch outlet combo so switch controls outlet
If your switch does not have 2 screws on Hot side, then this wiring is not possible
Hot side has the narrow outlet blade.

Review instructions above for basic wiring
1) Use screwdriver or pliers to remove break-away fin between Hot side screws.
If Hot side does not have break-away fin, then wiring is not possible.
2) Add a jumper wire between brass load screw and outlet screw as shown in diagram

Leviton 7299 can not be wired this way
Other models and brands can be wired this way

Jumper wire

Combination switch outlet
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Resource:
Read more: How to wire GFCI combo switch-outlet
Resource/ More switch wiring:
How to wire switches
How to wire timers
How to wire 3-way switch and 4-way switch
Single pole circuit Single-pole circuit
Ground wire is not shown.
Single-pole switch has 2 brass-colored screws
Wire can connect to either brass screw.

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3 way circuit Ordinary 3 way circuit with 2 switches, and neutral wire
Ground wire is not shown.
3-way switch has 2 brass-colored screws and 1 dark screw
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Ordinary 3-way circuit with 2 switches, and NO neutral wire.
Ground wire is shown.


4-way switches Typical 4-way switch circuit.

4-way switch has 2 dark-colored screws and 2 brass-colored screws.

Open following link to select correct wire sizes:
Resource:
Select correct wire and breaker size

Test outlet with circuit analyzer
Read circuit analyzer
Outlet polarity
How to wire photo eye/ has been moved to separate page:
How to install and troubleshoot photo eye
How to wire photo eye
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Resource:
Read more: How to install and troubleshoot photo eye
How to wire photo eye to control 240Volt Load
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Read more: How to install and troubleshoot photo eye
How to wire 3-speed fan switch
How to replace fan switch
Just buy another fan.
3-speed fan wiring diagrams
Illustration shows 3-speed fan switch with 3 wires.
Some 3-speed fan switches have 4 wires.
3 speed fan switch
3-wire switch illustration.
4-wire switch is not illustrated, read instructions to right.
There are different types of 3-speed/four wire switches.

ALWAYS photograph switch wiring before removing old switch, so mapping to new switch is easier.

Replacing 3-way pull-chain switch is not always simple.
Old and new switch should be tested to see if they are compatible match.

Old switch and new switch should be compared using multi-meter or continuity tester.  See image of multimeter
Switch similarities: each switch has same 2 similarities:
1) Each 3-speed fan switch has same pull-chain sequence: off-high-medium-low.
2) Each 3-speed fan switch has only one wire that connects to Hot wire. So one-and-only-one wire is Hot.
Switch differences:
3) Here's where different 3-way fan switches can vary:
Some switches are 3-wire, and some are 4-wire.
Each has 1 hot wire, but the other two or three wires on the switch are not necessarily the same from switch to switch.
4) For example connect power to Hot wire. Let's say switch is in off position. Pull chain once for high speed and power might flow from Hot wire and go to just one wire, -or- power might flow to two wires, depending on the switch.
5) Pull chain again for medium speed, and power might flow to just one wire, -or- power might flow to two different wires.
6) Pull chain again for low speed, and power usually flows from Hot wire to just one wire.
How to test:
7) Easiest place to start is to find which wire is Hot.
When testing, only one wire shows continuity to all other wires as you cycle through pulling the chain.
8) Once hot wire is determined.
Then use multimeter or continuity tester to test which sequence of wires receives power each time chain is pulled.
9) Repeat same test on old switch. Or use deduction to limit number of possibilities.
10) Note how old switch was connected. And then map the change-over to new switch. If old and new switches are not the same, then they will not work.
(11) If old switch cannot be tested, make note what speed the fan is on before disconnecting old switch. For example the fan is stuck on medium speed. If possible, make note which color wire connects to Hot. Take photo of wires. Then remove old switch, and leave old switch stuck in medium. Test old switch to see which wire(s) has continuity to Hot wire. That wire(s) will be the medium speed. Then test new switch for which wire(s) is medium speed. This will narrow down the number of guesses needed to connect new switch.

More information
http://www.ceiling-fans-n-more.com/ceiling-fan-pullchain-replacement-and-repair.php
Westinghouse switches:
http://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/ecart/catalog/westinghouse-6.html
Leviton:
http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=13906&minisite=10026
Typical:
L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Purple
L - Orange, 1 - Black, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Purple
L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Green
L - Grey, 1 - Yellow, 2 - Purple, 3 - Black
L - White, 1- Black, 2 - Blue, 3 - Yellow

Test 3-speed fan switch with continuity tester
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Test old switch and new switch with continuity tester or multimeter to match up wires.

Multimeter
Set multimeter to read ohms
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How to wire double rocker switch
How to wire double rocker switch Image assumes switch box has hot and neutral wires.
The hot wire can also arrive from ceiling box where light is located.
Wire double rocker switch to GFCI How to wire double rocker switch to GFCI
Resource:
How to wire GFCI outlets and switches
How to wire Legrand TM813 How to wire TM813 switch
Pass and Seymour TM813
Legrand TM813 switch has single-pole and 3-way switch.

Diagram shows how to wire 3-way switch that controls a light, and single-pole switch that controls a fan.

Example shows removal of break-away fin since Hot wire powering 3-way circuit is located in box with other 3-way switch
Resource:.
Manual
How to wire TM8111 switch How to wire TM8111
TM8111 switch
Resource:
Manual

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