Having trouble understanding this light switch wiring. Bottom black is hot.
- why is the neutral wire (bottom left) grounded?
- switch appears to switch on two wires (top black and bottom white wired directly into the back) up to the ceiling.
Both 1) and 2) seem atypical to me? Why is neutral connected to ground? Why do both the white and black wires receive power from the switch?
For more context on 2), this light switch powers a ceiling fan ( both the light / fan are on or both are off when the switch is toggled). Confused as to what the other white wire is powering? I can control either the light or fan through a remote but i think that's through a separate remote device installed in the fan.