Ok so I hooked up the new switch its a Defiant Model # 49814 purchased from Home Depot and I have another question, the red wire when tested with the NCVT is registering high voltage along with the black wire connected to the other black wire is that correct? Did I do it right? The capped red wire just concerns me, is it supposed to have power? If so should it be capped or hooked up to another wire? enter image description here enter image description here

  • It looks like that red wire is to connect more than one timer in parallel, but knowing the manufacturer/model number would be helpful in confirming that. – Daniel Griscom Apr 13 '16 at 2:06

The switch you installed can be wired for either single pole or 3-way configurations. The red wire is a traveller for the 3-way setup. It is not used in the single pole setup. Capping it is right.

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