Help! Already fried my occupancy sensor!!


Old 07-29-16, 01:24 PM
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Help! Already fried my occupancy sensor!!

Hello Experts - I tried to replace this switch with an accessory switch to my occupancy sensor. Tried everything and then made the mistake of placing the neutral on brass of my accessory switch and fried the occupancy sensor. Any ideas what to do here? The piggy-tailed white/black of this is throwing me off too. My accessory switch has a blue, black, and brass screw. No neutral. Please help me rig it up before a blow out another $40 switch

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Old 07-29-16, 01:32 PM
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Connecting a white and black wire in a switch box is almost certainly wrong. A white wire on a switch is likely to be wrong. Please show/tell us all of the cables in this box and in the light box.
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I will try and get another picture up soon but the picture placed here is how this was installed by electrician as far as I'm aware ... not something I did here. I just replaced the original to reset it for this group to see.
Old 07-29-16, 08:53 PM
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You have a white and black wire connected with a yellow jumper to the switch.
Then you have a single white wire to the switch.
Certainly not "code like" wiring.

It was EXACTLY like seen in the picture ?
I wouldn't rehire that electrician.
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Thanks for the responses. I've added a couple new photos here. Ultimately, there are three wire lines here (5 actually but 2 are for another switch). Not sure which one goes to the occupancy sensor, I was thinking it was the white common that is piggy-tailed though. Please help me understand how this should be correctly configured on this Lutron accessory switch

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Old 08-03-16, 05:50 AM
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Thanks for everyone's help and comments. I did fix this and have posted photos for anyone else who may encounter this issue. First thing I did was to remove the black/white piggy-tail, although I believe the white was being used as a traveler in that case.

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Thank you for letting us know how it worked out.
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