Double Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram. Double switches sometimes called double pole allow you to separately control the power being sent to multiple places from the same switch. Each part ought to be placed and linked to different parts in specific way.
For a single pole installation does the switch require 4 wires from the switch to the fixture. Check out our Wiring Wizard for step-by-step instructions videos and wiring diagrams including 3-way for installing a dimmer. The dimmer switch will have stranded wires that must be sliced to the solid cable wiring in a pigtail fashion.
It doesnt matter if you reverse the two switch wires to a single-pole dimmer.
Characteristic switch switching option for the characteristic for the control voltage at the output. Dimmer switches are not compatible with all fluorescent lights so be sure to always double check the dimmer switch is rated for the specific bulb you choose. But if youre replacing a three-way switch with a three-way dimmer label the common wire itll be labeled on the old switch when you remove the old switch so you can connect it to the common terminal on the dimmer. Dimmers come in two basic wiring configurations.