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    Wiring Help Please -- adding Insteon Dimmer & Light powered from existing Wall Outlet

    Expert help is appreciated :-)

    Power line goes into the Normal Wall Outlet... Adding a Dimmer & Light using power source from outlet

    I think...

    Insteon's RED to Light's BLACK
    Insteon's BLACK to Outlet's BLACK
    Insteon's WHITE to grouped NEUTRAL WHITE in wall
    Outlet's WHITE to Light's WHITE

    Thank you!


    #2
    Insteon's RED to Light's BLACK
    Insteon's BLACK to Outlet's BLACK
    Insteon's WHITE to grouped NEUTRAL WHITE in wall
    Outlet's WHITE to Light's WHITE


    You are correct.

    Typically (well here in the US) an outlet has a hot wire (here typically black) and a neutral wire (typically white) from the fuse panel. Then a ground wire which can come from the metal electrical box or metal fuse panel shell or an ingress water pipe or earth ground (a stake outside). The earth ground wire is typically green here.

    For the lamp switch you have a switched hot wire going to the lamp black or in your case red and a white neutral wire.

    Best to check the wires to the fuse panel using a VOM. I have seen mistakes done switching the colors of the wires for neutral and hot. (white and black).
    - Pete

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      #3
      If the existing wire is installed correctly that sounds about right. Pics would be helpful.

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        #4
        Outlet's WHITE to Light's WHITE <--- ???

        If your existing outlet is a typical simple installation with no switches, all the existing white's will be connected together in the outlet. If so, the light's white and the Insteon's white should be connected with the rest of the white's in the outlet. From your list above it sounds like you were planning to have two groups of whites. There should only be one group. As said above, a photo would help us know for sure what you have.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Burrington View Post
          [Outlet's WHITE to Light's WHITE <--- ???.
          Perhaps he is referring to the second screw terminal on the outlet. Or they may have used the push terminals on the outlet and the screws are not used.

          I agree that connecting all the neutral together with a wire nut and pigtailing to the other outlets and switches is a better idea,

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