Wiring a new light switch

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On 18 May 2006 15:25:32 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@rogers.com wrote:

You're probably out of luck. Your new switch requires hot (black) neutral (white), and ground (green) to operate. The power to the load (Light) is supplied via the blue wire.
In your case, you are missing the neutral connection. The black wire is the hot comming from the power source, and the white is not a neutral, but instead carries the current to the light when the switch is closed. This is allowed, and is common, but the white wire should have had red tape on it to indicate it is a switched current carrying conductor.
I don't believe there is any way to get your switch to work without running additional wiring.
Sorry,
Paul
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snipped-for-privacy@rogers.com wrote:

See if you can get a refund on that electronic switch and get a mechanical time switch. Home depot has em:
http://tinyurl.com/ef6u5
HTH,
Jeff
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