I'm pretty sure that would be a violation of electric code, as the
ground should never carry current except in a fault situation.
Remember - the ground is connected to the frame of some of your
household devices, like your washer. And you probably don't want
current there, it being around water.
Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 09:55:03PM -0400, Jim Duda wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me if there is a means to install an Insteon Key Pad Linc module in an existing switch configuration which only has two wires switching the hot lead t o a light?
>> What do I do with the KPL white neutral wire?
> My understanding is that wired insteon devices do not work without neutral.
> The documentation says to call smarthome if you don't have neutral and I'm
> not sure what they'd tell you.
> My guess is that they'll either tell you that you need to have an
> electrician come over, or if you're lucky they might tell you that you can
> use ground as neutral, in which case you might be better off (assuming you
> can get ground from somewhere).
> In other words, you should call smarthome support, and please post back here
> what they told you.
> If they don't offer it, ask if you can use ground instead of neutral.