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I have a 3 way switch with 1 light going into a room with another switch, 1 light at the bottom of the stairs and 1 light and 1 switch at the top of the stairs. and 1 main power cable gong in, and power to kitchen and up stairs bedrooms goes through this point. HELP
I have a light switch at the bottom of the stairs which works 2ways can be switched on and off up and down stairs and also an out side light on the same switch which I have messed up and would like a picture of the way it should be connected.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
2 - three way switches are needed to operate a light or other things from 2 locations......first, all 3 ways have a 3 conductor cable that runs between them...colors are red, black and white......only one of the boxes requires power coming in from the panel on a 2 wire cable,,colors are black and white......the 3 way switches usually have one of the screws black and the other 2 screws are gold color.......the box that has only the 3 conductor cable going to it without the power cable can be wired directly to the switch....black wire to black screw, red and white wires to the gold screws.....the red and white wires don't matter to which of the gold screws you put them on.......the other box where there is also the power cable coming in is a little trickier..........i have an animation on my website that shows you how a 3 way system is wired if you like to check it out yourself....here is the address....www.freewebs.com/jselectronics........click on 'special services' at the top of the page and it will take you another page where you can see the animation....good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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