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Questions and Answers for Leviton Decora Plus 15 Amp Quiet Switch, White

Internet #100142692

Model #R52-05691-2WS

Store SKU #639312

  • Helps to control lights from a single location
  • Impact-resistant construction for longevity
  • Ideal for replacing any standard single pole switch

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Q:Can this switch be used in a low voltage (12V) circuit?
by|Aug 27, 2018
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A:  Probably. It's just a simple switch.

by|Mar 11, 2024

    A:  On the switch it says 120V-277V AC- AC Only. But this is a simple single pole single throw switch so it should work fine as a 12V DC switch for low current applications.

    by|May 6, 2023

    A:  I have never tried this but I don't see why it would not work.

    by|Dec 12, 2018

      A:  No, 120 volt...

      by|Nov 30, 2019

      A:  Yes, it's just an open and close contact

      by|May 17, 2020
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        Q:How many watts can this handle ? I have 6 led lights of 32 watts each. Total 192 watts. How much can this switch handle ?
        by|May 31, 2018
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        A:  The voltage on this switch is 120 volts and 277 volts.

        by|Sep 8, 2019

          A:  15 Amps X 120 volts = 1800 Watts

          by|May 5, 2023

          A:  192W is equivalent to 1.6A at 120V. The switch is rated 15A. No problem.

          by|May 5, 2023

          A:  LED's wattage is nothing today basically. Read device label as it will show all this info. This switch generally rated 1500-1800 watts, but check label as de-rating factors may be used from manufacturer. . 15amp rated switch, on 120volt system equals approx. 1800watts.

          by|May 5, 2023

          A:  Hi , Thank you for choosing Leviton. It can handle up to 1800 Watts at 120 Volts.

          by|May 5, 2023
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            Q:can this be installed in a 240 volts circuit?
            by|Mar 21, 2018
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            A:  The last item on the product specifications page says Voltage (volts) 120/277. So, yes, it should handle 240 volt circuits fine. It's just a an interrupter switch, just keep in mind not to overload the amperage rating.

            by|Jul 22, 2019

              A:  No you need double throw double throw switch with the correct amperage rating.

              by|May 17, 2020

                A:  The 277 volt rating is for European single pole ratings. This is a single pole switch, in the USA our 240 circuits are 3 wire 2 hot legs and a neutral, (plus a green ground wire (which actually make it 4 wires)). So in America this is a 120volt switch. If you have a 2 wire circuit, one hot 120 volt (black insulatioin) wire and one neutral (white insulation) (Plus the green, copper (or non isulated) ground (3 wires) not usually counted as a conductor)) Old school wiring systems used to not have the green chassis safety ground. Such as extensioin cords. But they are being phased out per NEC. To operate an American 240 volt circuit you would need 2 switches pinned together like a 240 volt breaker. If you are unsure of what you have contact a profession local contractor. Electricty can kill you if you aren't sure of what you are doing. Especially the 240/ 277 volt ratings. Be safe and don't guess at it.

                by|Sep 3, 2020
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                  A:  NO! Checking the box, this is a 120V switch. You might be able to order a 240 volt circuit which usually had two hot wires, a neutral wire, and a ground.

                  by|Jul 22, 2019

                  A:  Yes under specifications for this product it states voltage 120/277.

                  by|Jul 14, 2021

                  A:  NO is simple answer! You want a 2 pole type switch for that. This is a single pole type switch. Without knowing the application for your need, I can't answer more.

                  by|Jul 14, 2021
                  1 found this answer helpful

                  A:  Says its rated to 277 V.

                  by|Jul 14, 2021

                  A:  No 110 ....15amp. Switch.

                  by|Apr 21, 2021

                    A:  No, it is for 120V circuits only...

                    by|Jul 22, 2019
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                      Q:can it be used for led light?
                      by|Feb 2, 2018
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                      A:  Yes it's just a simple switch.

                      by|May 5, 2023

                        A:  Yes, I've done this with no problems.

                        by|May 5, 2023

                          A:  Yes, these work fine with LED, any standard on / off switch would. You only need to be wondering when you start looking into dinner switches. Those make a difference in how they are built.

                          by|May 5, 2023
                            1 found this answer helpful

                            A:  if you are asking if it is bright enough for use as a night light, not really; the white coating doesn't permit it.. it does give off plenty of light to locate the switch when entering a dark room.

                            by|Nov 14, 2020

                            A:  Yes, this is a simple mechanical switch; will work with any appliance. Only electronic dimmers and switches have to be certified to work with CFL or LED lights.

                            by|May 5, 2023
                            1 found this answer helpful
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                            Q:Searching on Leviton Drcora Plus wall plate only turns up the screwless ones (which I don't want). The pic looks like there are screw holes in the right place but I can't tell if they are the standard size. If this only works with screwless cover plates, what is the equivalent quiet, smooth rocker switch? Thanks for any info.
                            by|Sep 29, 2017
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                            A:  Yes, I have these switches throughout my house and all the covers are screw on with standard switch plates.

                            by|May 28, 2019
                            2 found this answer helpful

                            A:  Now that I am on a computer instead of a phone showing a half-inch image, I can see that reviewers posting pics have been able to use the screw-on covers (thanks, reviewers!)

                            by|May 28, 2019
                              1 found this answer helpful

                              A:  Yes, you can use a coverplate.

                              by|May 28, 2019
                                1 found this answer helpful

                                A:  Right, but Leviton makes TWO kinds of cover plates, snap-on (screwless) and screw-on cover plates. When I search on Leviton Decora Plus cover plate here, it gets only the screwless ones, so I am asking about whether the screw-on kind of cover plates work with this switch (Am interested in this switch because it seems to be high quality and reliable).

                                by|May 28, 2019
                                  1 found this answer helpful

                                  A:  Yes, Decora Plus equipment will fit in a standard Decora wall plate.

                                  by|May 28, 2019
                                    1 found this answer helpful
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                                    Q:Why are these 3-4 times more expensive than the standard switches?
                                    by|Apr 9, 2017
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                                    A:  The Decora Plus line is a commercial-grade device and is designed to withstand greater abuse than residential switches, including thermoplastic construction for a longer service life.

                                    by|Nov 20, 2022
                                      5 found this answer helpful

                                      A:  Quality of a product truly makes a difference. These toggle so much easier than cheaper ones.

                                      by|Sep 3, 2020
                                      2 found this answer helpful

                                      A:  Because it looks so much nicer.

                                      by|Feb 24, 2021

                                        A:  Honestly, because the quality is 3-4 times better. I bought one of these at first and the cheap ones. Once I installed both I couldn't keep the cheap ones. Hated them because of how "high quality" these felt. If you don't care as much about that and don't try these ones, you'll probably be fine with the cheaper version and not know any difference.

                                        by|Sep 3, 2020
                                        6 found this answer helpful

                                        A:  Substantial construction plus auto ground provision on the device strap contribute to enhanced life cycle (mtbf) and improved safety.

                                        by|May 4, 2023
                                          1 found this answer helpful
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                                          Q:Are these self/grounding?
                                          by|Jan 14, 2017
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                                          A:  Despite some of the other answers, the 5691 switch is self-grounding. You can see the self-grounding clip on the top of the strap. Full specs can be found on Leviton's site: http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductDetail.jsp?partnumber=5691-2W&section=47084&minisite=10251

                                          by|Sep 30, 2023
                                            4 found this answer helpful

                                            A:  No, if you look at the picture of this light switch the top right corner you can see the grounding screw.

                                            by|Jul 22, 2019
                                            1 found this answer helpful

                                            A:  I attached the copper wire in my outlet/switch box to the green screw on the bottom of the switch itself. This switch is a better quality than the LeGrand brand sold for the same price and carried at Lowe's.

                                            by|Jul 22, 2019
                                            1 found this answer helpful

                                            A:  NO. No residential type device (receptacle or wall switches) are self grounding. You must splice a bonding wire from your equipment grounding conductors in that device box and install on that device's green ground screw per NEC. Big box retailers like Home Depot, Lowes, etc ONLY sell residential grade devices regardless of fancy wording on packages. Commercial grade devices can only be gotten from trade electrical supply type stores... Only commercial "spec grade" type receptacles are self grounding and acceptable by the NEC, however, if you do that sort of work, you need to check with local building codes as they may ignore that and still require the bonding wire to the green terminal even on commercial grade receptacle devices.

                                            by|Dec 15, 2022
                                            2 found this answer helpful

                                            A:  The other answer saying this is self-grounding is correct. Self-grounding only works if you install it in a metal box. When you install in a non-metallic box you have to use the grounding screw.

                                            by|Feb 17, 2024

                                              A:  No. I connected a ground wire to the designated screw on the switch.

                                              by|Jul 22, 2019

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