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foo11223344

join:2004-01-09
Tarrytown, NY

[Electrical] Force two toggle switches to be switched together?

Is there a thing-a-ma-bob to force two normal 120V toggle switches to be switched together? In other words, I want to place two toggle switches (normal style, not Decora obviously) in a single box and wire them each separately. But I want to force the switches to be moved together -- either both are ON or both are OFF, but never one ON/one OFF.

I'm thinking of something like the bracket you see on multi-pole breakers, but for normal toggle switches instead (see circled item in image). Does anything like this exist?


nunya
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No. Use a double pole switch instead. They are $6 at the supply house. Leviton # is CS220 for 20A switch, CS215 for 15A.
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jack b
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reply to foo11223344
Why not just get a double pole switch? A single toggle operates two isolated switched legs.

foo11223344

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reply to foo11223344

Ah, didn't realize double-pole switches are made in normal toggle style. Thanks.

One question, though -- the wiring diagram for the Leviton switch shows 4 connections (see attached image). Are all 4 of those connections available as screw terminals on the switch? It's not clear from the Leviton web page.


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Yes. They are labeled "line" on the bottom 2 and "load" on top 2.

If the switch is being fed by two circuits (which I would imagine it is, otherwise a SP switch would work): For one circuit, use line and load on the left. For the other, use line and load on the right.
The two circuits feeding the switch need to be handle tied in the breaker box.
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foo11223344

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Understood. Much thanks.