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rhplanter
Light Switch Outlet, which is the ground wire?

I'm installing a motion sensor in place of an existing light switch. The old light switch had 2 black wires and the motion sensor has 2 black wires, but the motion sensor also has a green ground wire. Which wire in the outlet box does this green ground wire attach to? Is it the bare copper wire?

NEC
Re: Light Switch Outlet, which is the ground wire?
rhplanter wrote:

I'm installing a motion sensor in place of an existing light switch. The old light switch had 2 black wires and the motion sensor has 2 black wires, but the motion sensor also has a green ground wire. Which wire in the outlet box does this green ground wire attach to? Is it the bare copper wire?

Yup, the bare copper wire.

rhplanter
Re: Light Switch Outlet, which is the ground wire?

Thanks-thought so, but don't wanted to be sure.

NEC
Re: Light Switch Outlet, which is the ground wire?

You should be good to go rh...........

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