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Connect the Neutral Wires to a Time Switch
Time Switch Neutral Connections

Time Switch Neutral Connections

Photo: Timothy Thiele
The next step in wiring the time switch is to connect the neutral wires. Strip the insulation from the white neutral wires about ½” and connect the wires under the far left terminal screw. In this case, the terminal screw is brass. Place the wires under the the screw clamp and tighten snugly. Form the wires neatly and tuck the excess in the bottom opening of the box. If you remember the connections when wiring an outlet, the "hot" wires connect to brass-colored terminals and the neutral wires connect to silver-colored terminals.

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