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A switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting electrical current or diverting it from one conductor to another. This section covers different scenarios for wiring a switch, and the different types of switches available for your home – from wiring a basic light switch to more complex switch wiring diagrams.

Do you have a wall/light switch that is causing you some problems, or that you suspect might be faulty? Problems with a light switch is something most homeowners experience at one time or a...
When looking for a wiring diagram for a light switch, you first need to ask yourself what kind of a light switch you are working with. In most home wiring situations, you will likely only f...
Learn how easy it is to wire a dimmer switch in your home with these step-by-step instructions. Wiring a dimmer switch is a great way to add some ambiance to a room in your home. This arti...
Learn how to wire a switch/receptacle combination device with these detailed wiring diagrams. Wiring diagrams for the different applications of duplex switch and receptacle combination devi...
This is a question from a site visitor who was wanting to know how to wire a specific 3-way configuration.  The twist comes with the addition of a new duplex receptacle which he wanted to k...
Learn how to install an in-line switch on a lamp cord. This will allow a lamp to be controlled without having to plug or unplug the device. This article gives step-by-step instructions on ...

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