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How do you wire a Leviton Decora Smart Switch?

Last Updated: 13th April, 2020

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Accordingly, how do you wire a Leviton Decora 4 way switch?

How to Wire a Leviton 4-Way Switch

  1. Turn off the circuit breaker that powers the circuit to which you will be wiring the four-way switch.
  2. Look at the four-way switch and notice that it has four screw terminals plus one ground screw.
  3. There is a length of NM cable (ROMEX®) that travels between the two three-way switches.

Beside above, how do you hook up a smart switch? How to install a smart light switch

  1. Step 1: Learn your existing wall switch and wiring setup.
  2. Step 2: Choose a smart light switch.
  3. Step 3: Remove your old light switch.
  4. Step 4: Connect your smart light switch.
  5. Step 5: Secure the smart light switch in place.
  6. Step 6: Connect your smart light switch to Wi-Fi.

Secondly, how do you wire a wireless switch?

Attach the the ground wire of the new fixture to the incoming ground wire, and if using a metal box, to the ground screw on the electrical box. Splice all the neutral wires together — from the power supply, the white from the fixture, and the white wire from the wireless module — and cover with a wire nut.

How do you wire a 3 wire light switch?

Either way, complete these five steps for 3 way light switch wiring:

  1. Turn off the correct circuit at your electrical panel.
  2. Add an electrical box for the second three-way switch in the basement.
  3. Feed a length of 14-3 type NM cable (or 12-3, if you're connecting to 12-gauge wire) between the two boxes.

Related Question Answers

Gurinder Artioli

Explainer

How do I reset my Decora Smart Switch?

- After the first 7 seconds the LED turns amber. - Continue to hold the top of the paddle until the Locator LED quickly flashes red/amber. Release the top of the paddle and the switch will reset. Leviton Decora SmartTM accessories are compatible with a variety of HomeKit-enabled apps.

Kaiet Freibuchner

Pundit

How do I install Leviton smart switch without neutral?

If you don't have a Neutral:
  1. Only one bundle coming into the box.
  2. One black wire is going to a pole on the existing switch and the white wire is going to the second pole on the existing switch.
  3. To install Decora Smart Wi-Fi and stay within NEC code, a Neutral needs to be fed to the electrical switch box.

Ricard Tirapu

Pundit

What is the load wire?

The load wire connects your light switch to your light fixture. When the switch is "closed", electricity flows from the light switch to your light fixture, turning on the light. It is usually attached to a brass terminal on the previous switch. It is sometimes black or red. Also known as a hot, live or switch leg wire.

Eghosa Reckhaus

Pundit

What is a 4 way toggle switch?

4-Way Switches
Four-way switches are used to control lighting from three or more locations. There are four terminals that provide two sets of toggle positions on a four-way switch. Each set of terminals is one of the toggle positions. When the switch is in the up position, the current can flow through two terminals.

Telmo Gottsphennig

Teacher

What Colour is the common terminal on a 4 way switch?

4-way switches have four terminals each with two pairs of travelers (one set usually black and one set usually brass color).

Airong Lowenbrucker

Teacher

How do you troubleshoot a 4 way switch?

Test a 4-Way Switch
Turn off power to the switches at the circuit breaker and using a tester, make sure power is off. Remove all of the switches so you can access the switch terminals. The wire connections do not have to be removed. Follow the How to Troubleshoot 3-Way Switches link to test the 3-way switches.

Ihab Sapinho

Teacher

Can I replace a 4 way switch with a 3 way?

Remove the 4-way and put in the 3-way smart switch. Both the smart switch and the original 3-way should have labels for common wire and traveling wires. The two traveling wires can be swapped either way with no bad effect. If you want to abandon the other 3-way, you cannot remove or cover the box.

Carylon Mai

Reviewer

What happens if you wire a light switch wrong?

If either wire at the light fixture is still hot then the switch is wired incorrectly. If one of the wires is still hot at the light fixture with the switch in the off position, then you most likely have the light switch on the neutral wire. Separate the bare ends of the wires so you can safely turn the power back on.

Ouahid Ascarza

Reviewer

Does it matter which wire goes where on a light switch?

If your switch has a “LINE” marking, the always hot wire goes to this. The other connection will be “LOAD” where the load (ie light fixture) is wired. The load wire may have red electrical tape on it to differentiate.

Meghann Wolnitze

Reviewer

Why does my light switch have 3 wires?

The switch in question is a single pole. From it, there is 3 wire cable that leads to a light which then connects to other lights controlled by their own switches. There's no three way set up and this isn't a switch loop either. Plus, The two black wires are using the same terminal.

Ruthann Jackson

Reviewer

Does the hot wire go on the top or bottom of a switch?

The white (neutral) wire connects to the silver screw, or you place it in the back wire hole on the same side of the device as the silver screw. The black (hot) wire goes to the brass screw or into the hole in the back of the device on the same side as the brass screw. This wire is sometimes red.

Irwin Janhsen

Supporter

How do you wire a light switch and outlet in the same box?

Connecting Separate Devices in a Double-Gang Box
The same three options exist when wiring separate devices. To have the switch control just the outlet, connect the hot circuit wire to one of the switch terminals, and then connect the other switch terminal to the brass terminal on the outlet with a short jumper wire.

Valmir Sandeep

Beginner

What color is the common wire?

The "common" is the "neutral" or "ground" wire, depending on the type of circuit. In normal US residential wiring, you'll have a black "hot" wire, a white "neutral" or "common" wire, and a green or bare "ground" wire.

Mujer Lindenhoven

Beginner

What is the common wire in a three way switch?

The single dark-colored screw is known as the common terminal. The ground screw is usually green. The arrangement of these screws varies depending on the switch manufacturer. On some 3-way switches, the two traveler screws are on one side of the switch body, with the common screw isolated on the other side.

Laaroussi Zavala

Beginner

How do I reset my Leviton Decora Smart Switch?

To reset the Leviton device
  1. Hold the top of the dimmer for seven (7) seconds.
  2. Release the dimmer when the LED blinks amber.
  3. Press up on the switch.

Viktar Parish

Beginner

How do I make my Leviton switch discoverable?

When pairing your Leviton devices, press and hold the control button until the light begins flashing amber. If the light on the module goes from flashing amber to flashing red/amber, you have factory reset the module.