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3-way switch wiring

Posted by Norm on August 3rd, 2000 02:16 PM
In reply to wire a three-way switch by C Jones on August 1st, 2000 08:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

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If the fixture is at the end of the "loop", it goes like this:

Black from power to common screw on switch 1 (Usually different color than the other two screws.)
White from power to switch1 box, not connected to anything yet.

Using 3-wire between switches:
Wire nut white to white.
Black from traveller on switch1 to traveller on switch2.
Red from other traveller on switch1 to other traveller on switch2.

Using 2wire from switch2 to fixture:
Black from common on switch2 to black wire (or brass-colored screw)on fixture.
Wire nut white from switch2 to white wire (or silver colored screw) on fixture.

Should look like this:

Switch1 Switch2 fixture
______ Red ______
| T1--|-------|--T1 | ____
| | | | | |
Power Black-------|--C |White | C---|---|-B-|
Power White-------|------|-------|------|-----W-
| | | | |___|
| T2--|-------|--T2 |
|______|Black |______|

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