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Maestro Digital Switch Installation MA-S8AM- Neutral Required
This article provides resources on how to properly install a Lutron Maestro digital switch.
This article is expected to take 5 minutes to complete.
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Before You Begin
Before You Begin
Prior to installation, confirm your wallbox contains neutral wires. The Maestro digital switch requires a neutral connection to function.
Note: Neutral wires are commonly identified by a bundle of two or more white wires capped off in the back of the wallbox.
Here is a picture of a typical wallbox that contains a neutral connection (bundle of white wires):
The MA-S8AM digital switch can be installed in a single-pole, 3-way, or multi-location application. Only one digital switch can be installed in a 3-way or multi-location application. Click on the links below for the available installation resources:
Can I use this in a 3-way or 4-way application?
The MA-S8AM can be installed in a 3-way or 4-way application with the Maestro Accessory Switch (Model: MA-AS). It can not be installed with mechanical switches in a 3-way or 4-way.
Note: The MA-S8AM must be installed on the load side of a 3-way or 4-way circuit; place the companion switches in the remaining locations.
How does a Maestro Companion Switch wire in a 4-way if there are only 3 terminals?
In a 4-way location, two wires will be connected to the blue screw terminal. These will be the wires that are tied to the blue screws on the other two switches.
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