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dimmer switch

Posted by sboricic (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 24, 12 at 13:44

I picked up a used dimmer switch that didn't come with instructions. It has 2 red, 1 green and 1 black wire. How do I connect this and which wire is supposed to lead to what? Thanks.

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RE: dimmer switch

What manufacturer? What model? Is it line voltage or low voltage? Florescent or incandescent? Electronic or resistive?

RE: dimmer switch

Manufacturer is Leviton. It didn't come with any packaging so I'm not sure voltage, model or type it is.

RE: revised

I took the cover off it and got the info.
Sureslide 6633-p
120 v

RE: dimmer switch

What you have is a 3-way dimmer switch. The wiring diagrams are available on-line if you do a search. The green wire goes to ground, and the black to the hot supply. If you're using this in a 3-way mode, the two reds to go the other 3-way switch. In a single switch mode, one of the reds goes to the fixture, and the other red should be capped off and not connected to anything.

RE: dimmer switch

Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can hook it up tomorrow.

RE: dimmer switch

Below is a link to the PDF of the instructions from Leviton's site

Here is a link that might be useful: instructions

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