I have a dual switch in my bathroom with two separate controls -- one for the fan and one for the light. It has the following four contacts:
- Ground (duh!)
- Two "common" ones, which seem short-circuited together -- only one is currently wired.
- Connector for device A (fan)
- Connector for device B (light)
I want to upgrade that to a switch smart enough to turn the fan on and off automatically, depending on humidity. All such switches are marked with "Neutral Wire Required" -- but I thought, I have it, because our wiring is only 7 years old.
The new switch has 6 connectors:
- Green for ground (duh!)
- Black "hot"
- Blue "hot" -- to be tied together with the black and to the "hot" wire
- Red -- for the light
- Brown -- for the fan
- White -- for neutral
Do I have any chance of wiring this device instead of what I currently have? For example, in the same 4-gang box, there is also a power-outlet, which does have a neutral wire. But it is on a separate circuit (because lights are separate from outlets) -- so I can not use it, can I?
Is there anything else I can do, other than to return the new switch?