I have a older house, that does not contain a neutral electrical wire. Will I be able to use this switch?
- Asked by Hollis A from Washington
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Yes, it will work without a Neutral wire.
You can search the web for this product catalog PDF file from Lutron that clearly states that neutral wires are not required:
- Answered by Anthony T from Wilmette
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I agree withe the previous persons comment about Neutral and ground. This can create all kinds of issues. I believe the person who answered this question previously assumed the switch creates a load. The switch is battery powered and last up to ten years. Hence no need or a neutral wir
Here is what it says in their brochure:
Doesn’t require a neutral wire
ideal for retrofit or new construction
No polarity for line or load wiring
Works with compatible dimmable LEDs (up to 150W), and incandescent and halogen bulbs (up to 600W)
Use Pico remotes for additional dimmers in 3-way or multi-location dimming applications
- Answered by John W from Rescue
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Not sure how Lutron did this with a smart switch but the dimmer switch does NOT require a neutral. I have installed in locations with and without a neutral and it works great.
- Answered by Mark M from Trumbull
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You must be mistaken
All 110Vac electrical outlets and circuits require a Neutral, to carry the load back to the source
This Neutral is then Bonded to ground and cold water pipe at the drop , which is at the main
panel following the meter only, its a violation of code to bond the neutral anywhere else beyond the main panel
Not to mention the magnetic field generated by neutral / ground bonding beyond the main
is probably not very good for you
You are obviosly mixing up a circuit without neutral for a circuit without ground
they typically used cotton covered wire with this type of circuit
So this device should operate fine without ground unless the OEM requires this as safety concern
- Answered by Mitch B from Burbank
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