I recently replaced a 4-way light switch setup with a smart dimmer setup (GE Enbrighten 14294 and GE Add-On 12723) and wanted to check wanted to check that everything I did was safe and up to code (Georgia, USA).
Everything works perfectly. I just wanted to make sure I'm not going to burn my house down. There are a couple things that jumped out at me:
- The ground wire isn't connected to the 4-way switch. It wasn't in the original configuration either, and it's crimped and cut too short to reach the terminal. Now that I'm using a smart switch with a neutral connection, is it dangerous to not have a ground connection?
- Is using the red wire as the traveler appropriate? I know code is sometimes strict about what colors can be used for what purpose.
- The black wire is still there, but no longer connected to anything. I've capped it off with wire nuts, but is there anything else I need to do?