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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
Cooper pilot switch 
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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Leviton pilot light switch     Leviton pilot light switch
Leviton standard 5226 with pilot
Leviton Decora 5646 Decora switch with pilot

Pilot light consumes 1/4 watt.
15 amp Switch rating = 12 amp safe maximum
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           Leviton pilot light switch
Leviton standard 5246 3-way switch with pilot
Leviton Decora 5646 3-way Decora switch with pilot
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Leviton 5638 3-way rocker switch
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Yellow/ #12 gauge wire for 20 amp
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White 14 gauge 15 amp


White/ #14 gauge wire for 15 amp
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Stranded wire
stranded wire
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NMB is house wiring
UF is underground
40-50 amp breaker use 8 gauge /
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NMB is house wiring
UF is underground
    
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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

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Leviton pilot switch manual
Black Hot wire from breaker box connects to darks screws located 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.
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.
Traveler wires going to 2nd 3-way switch connect to brass-colored screws. Neutral connects to silver screw.
Bare ground wire connects to green screw.
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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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How to wire GFCI outlets
Sell sheet with model numbers
7591 instruction manual pdf
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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Read more: How to wire GFCI combo switch-outlet
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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
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