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Old 04-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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Help with installing light fixture

Hi....again,

I need help wiring this light fixture 12 Volt. The first attempt is making my circuits pop.

Which wires go with which (witchy wires!) Here are pics:
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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The light is 12VDC low voltage and from what I can see you are trying to connect it to a 110VAC circuit. No wonder the circuit popped.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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Exactly what is popping? A circuit breaker (110 VAC) or a fuse (12 VDC)?

I agree with Chris - looks like you're trying to wire a 12 volt light into a 110 VAC circuit.

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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OK well when I saw that missing fixture, i thought i'd buy a nice sconce to cover it. I thought I had to use 12 volt. I'm so confused about this shuff!! So I can just buy a household sconce for that space?


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Old 04-28-2011, 06:31 AM   #5
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Should be able to, yes. But first, do you have a multimeter? And do you know how to use it? It would be nice to verify that it's 110 VAC before you connect something to it. But be careful measuring the voltage across the black and white wires! You don't want to touch the bare wires, or have the black wire touch any metal in the trailer, including the ground connection in the box (where the bare wire and green screw are located).

A 110 VAC fixture would connect white to white, black to black, and the bare wire on the fixture connects to the ground connection in the box.

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