Introduction: How to Wire a Switch to Anything Using Electricty

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In this I will show you how I used a simple Leviton light switch to switch things on and off!

Step 1: Strip Both Ends of the Wire

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Grab the wire and use a pair of needlenose pliers to strip both sides of the wire to expose the coper wires inside.

Step 2: Form Hooks on the Ends of the Wires

Bend the wires using a pair of pliers on both ends to form small hooks.

Step 3: Connect the Wires

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Connect the wires to the screws visble on the sides of your light switch.

Step 4: Attatch the Object

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Attatch the object you want to be triggered by the switch by using clamps and connectors, run the exposed wire through the connectors and then take the clamps to clamp together the connectors and the wires of your object.

Step 5: Connect the Power

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Connect your Power Source to the clamps with the corresponding positive and negative sides!

Step 6: Flip the Switch!

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Flip the Switch and Watch the Magic!


bfarm (author)2016-03-31

Guess you're using for low power but if using for line voltage, the black "hot" conductor is wrapped around the switch terminal the wrong way. Also - hot goes to gold terminal.

Henmarsh (author)2016-03-30

Sorry, but WTF?

TomV4 (author)Henmarsh2016-03-30

Yeah, I sort of had the same reaction. Maybe it's an April Fools thing.

seamster (author)2016-03-30

Nice and simple! Thanks for sharing :)

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