If you are new in the world of wires and machinery, then you probably are really confused and wondering what a neutral wire is and what do I do with it.
Well, you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything anymore because I will be taking you on a very brief guide that will tell you everything that we need to know about neutral wires,
Light switches and why one would need a neutral wire to add onto their existing light switch.
So let’s start getting into it.
Why You Should Add A Neutral Wire To An Existing Light Switch
A neutral wire is a wire that carries all the current back to the power source; it also allows the power to return back to its original source.
Almost all of the wall switches and dimmers require a neutral wire in order to function properly, which is why you need to make sure that you have one of these wires installed at your place.
You don’t only need a neutral wire for dimming and all but also for smart lighting all around your house;
There are a few switches constructed in the last few years that don’t need an additional neutral wire but other than those switches, you will need the neutral wires a lot in your light switches.
How To Add A Neutral Wire To An Existing Light Switch
Adding a neutral wire to your light switch is super easy and can be done without anyone’s help; yes, you heard it right!
There are some things in the world that aren’t hard but, for some reason, are made to sound so hard and challenging; adding a neutral wire in your light switch is one of those jobs.
This is why I’m going to briefly explain to you below how you can add your neutral wire to your existing switch so that you won’t have to worry about any of this or feel like you need to get it done by someone else.
Here’s how you are going to start:
- Be sure your switch box is big enough to handle extra wires
- When you want to add a neutral wire to your light switch, then a cable has to replaced with the neutral switch
- So what you will do is that you will pull a cable out of the outlet box
- Replace that cable with the neutral wire
- Check to see if it fits properly; you don’t want your neutral wire to feed something else from your box
In this article, we have discussed how we should add a neutral wire to a light switch and why we should be adding a neutral wire to a light switch in the first place.
Other than that, I have given you guys a little back-story of what neutral wires actually are and how they can help you, and what their purpose or work is.
All this just so that you don’t feel confused or puzzled at any given moment!