Switches Controlling Lighting 404.2(C)

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mkl

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Code Changes for 2011: There will be a lot more three & four conductor Romex (NM) cable sales because of this code change. Future two-conductor switch loops will need an extra conductor as well as 3-way switch runs needing an fourth conductor. What does one do if the extra conductor is not used for lighted switches or electronic switch devices ? I suspect wire nuts is the answer.
 
Code Changes for 2011: There will be a lot more three & four conductor Romex (NM) cable sales because of this code change. Future two-conductor switch loops will need an extra conductor as well as 3-way switch runs needing an fourth conductor. What does one do if the extra conductor is not used for lighted switches or electronic switch devices ? I suspect wire nuts is the answer.
In countries where this has been a requirement for a while, switches that don't use the neutral still have a place to land one. It's just a dummy terminal to address the very situation you are describing.
 

tallgirl

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In countries where this has been a requirement for a while, switches that don't use the neutral still have a place to land one. It's just a dummy terminal to address the very situation you are describing.
Does it =do= anything, or do you now wirenut =3= wires together and land a pigtail on the switch?!?
 

Dennis Alwon

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C What does one do if the extra conductor is not used for lighted switches or electronic switch devices ? I suspect wire nuts is the answer.
Exactly. Mostly, I wire the feed at one end and the switch leg out the other end with 3 wire between switches so it isn't a biggy for me.
 
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