Electrical noob here. I know enough to turn off the breaker. I've read a couple of other answers and want to get a second opinion.
I have three wires coming out of the existing switch socket, 2 blacks and a stripped copper.
The Insteon switch has a black, red, white, and stripped copper.
Obviously stripped copper to stripper copper for ground, but I've gone through a few combinations of the other lines and haven't gotten the thing to work.
If I wire the Insteon-white line to either black, and Insteon-black to the other black, the switch comes online but doesn't turn the light on. If I connect Insteon-red to a black, and Instead-black to the other black, the switch never powers up.
If I understand one of the other posts on smart switches here... (specifically Why would a light switch be wired with the neutral wire?, I believe this is what I need to do - and what I'm looking for a 2nd opinion on.
First, not knowing which of my wall blacks are load and line (remember every project is an opportunity to buy a new tool!)...
- Connect Insteon-red to let's call it Wall-Black-1
- Connect Insteon-black & Insteon-white to Wall-Black-2 (3 wires in the twisty thing)
If the switch doesn't power up, then I've connected those to line instead of load and just swap the Wall Blacks around.
Advice? Am I on track?