How to Wire a Switch to Anything Using Electricty

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

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

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

Step 4: Attatch the Object

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

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

Step 6: Flip the Switch!

Flip the Switch and Watch the Magic!



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    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.


    Reply 2 years ago

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


    2 years ago

    Nice and simple! Thanks for sharing :)