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In general practice, you can only install ONE 3-way dimmer switch to control the lights. If you use two regular 3-way dimmer switches, the circuit won't work.

However, newer technology allows for double 3-way dimming from different locations. See this article about how to do this:

http://www.smarthome.com/2494M3/SwitchLinc-3-Way-Dimmer-INSTEON-3-Way-Dimmer-Kit/p.aspx

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If you are replacing a three way switch with a three way switch, you should only use the wires that were connected to the old switch. (Unfortunately the color coding of these wires is not universal.) Assuming you have only 2 switches, that means you only need to connect 3 wires to the switch (in addition to the ground). One wire (to be connected alone on either side of the top or bottom of the switch) either comes from the electric panel or goes to the light fixture. The other two wires (both at the top or bottom of the switch) are the "travelers" and go directly to the other switch. You can examine the other switch (the one you aren't working on) to confirm which two wires are your travelers. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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SOURCE: Will this work with a multi switch (3way) circuit?

Yes, the ST01C will work in a 3-way switch circuit. Be aware that the ST01C timer _must_ be installed at the switch box that contains the hot feed from the circuit breaker or source. This is not always the most convenient or desired location.

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SOURCE: How to wire 2 3way switches with the power coming

There is no 'neutral' in a switch leg ... sounds simple but please think about it. The neutral goes to one side of the load (your light or what ever) while the hot goes to to the other side of the load via the switch be it single, three or four way switch.

I think you can resolve this if you thing about 'no neutral in a switch leg'.

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Standard 3way switch. There are two crews the same color, those are for the travelers. The odd colored screw is for the power in or switch leg out depending on which end of the line it is located.

Aug 20, 2013 | Pass & Seymour Trademaster 3-Way 15 Amp...

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4 way switch


If you wish to control a light or lights from more than 2 places, then you need a 4 way switch in between the 3way switches. You can use any number of 4 way switches in a lighting circuit.
To rough wire the switches, run a 3wire with ground cable from the 3way thru the 4way(s) to the other 3way. As in the 3way switch wiring the light and power can be at either end, that part does not change.
The diagram for the addition of a 4way switch looks like this..


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The travelers from the 3way switch connect to like colored screws on the 4way .. If more switches are wanted, just add them in the center of the circuit in the same manner as the first 4way .

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How to wire 3 way switch


most switches come with diagrams, if you are replacing one keep track of where the wires were
if you are installing a new wiring circuit it really depends on the number of switches
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How to wire 2 3way switches with the power coming from one of the switches and the light between the switches. The power comes from a plug before it reaches the 3 way switch! When I wire it according to...


There is no 'neutral' in a switch leg ... sounds simple but please think about it. The neutral goes to one side of the load (your light or what ever) while the hot goes to to the other side of the load via the switch be it single, three or four way switch.

I think you can resolve this if you thing about 'no neutral in a switch leg'.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

May 03, 2011 | GE Hammering

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I have instaled the 3way switch but it only woks when one of them is turned on, if i turn it off the second switch wont turn on the power


You've mis-wired the switch. Here are some diagrams that should help:
http://www.do-it-yourself-help.com/installing_3-wayswitches.html

The "3-way circuit with the source at the first switch and light at the end" scenario is the most common.

Otherwise post back with a description of what cables and wires are in each box and number of boxes (2?) so we can tell you how to connect them.

Jan 18, 2011 | Leviton 15A 4-Way Decora Switch with...

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Will this work with a multi switch (3way) circuit?


Yes, the ST01C will work in a 3-way switch circuit. Be aware that the ST01C timer _must_ be installed at the switch box that contains the hot feed from the circuit breaker or source. This is not always the most convenient or desired location.

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I installed the motion sensor on a 3way switch. Connected the red lead to the common and the yellow w/red strip lead to a traveler and the black lead to the other traveler. No matter how i switch the...


Leviton manuals:
http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=17219&minisite=10022

A quick peek inside a sample Leviton manual confirms that your wires are connect correct - BUT...
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Leviton-motion-Instructions.pdf

The remaining 3-way switch needs a jumper wire.
See if your instruction manual shows the same thing as image below.
Let's go through this.
The yellow wire connects to a traveler ... and that traveler connects to one of the brass screws on 3-way switch.
The black wire from Motion sensor also connects to a traveler wire ... BUT you have to identify which traveler wire and which brass screw that traveler wire connects to. And then, put a jumper wire (a short piece of wire) from that brass screw to the dark-colored screw.
I think that will do it.
Add a comment if your device is different.
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Some of these electronic devices are reversed when two of their wires are connected together.
That's what the jumper wire is doing. So the 3-way switch is just connecting and disconnecting the black and yellow wires, and that action reverses the circuit in the motion device.

Nov 23, 2010 | Leviton R01-PR180-1LI Decora 180 Degree...

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I replaced my old 3way toggle switches with the LEviton 5613 3way lighted rocker switches. Wired exactly the way the older toggle switches were wired. Switches work fine just like the older ones but one...


http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=4044§ion=10103&minisite=10025
The Leviton page for Leviton 5613 does not have a troubleshoot.
Manual shows simple wiring diagram.
3-way switches will not operate lights if switches are wired incorrectly.
Check your ground wire is connected.
Leviton 5613 series is illuminated.
Check that both switches have 5613 number.
Swap switches and see if problem is inside switch.

Nov 13, 2010 | Leviton 5613-2WSP Grounded Switch

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I just wired 2 3way switches with 3 lights in between them. Tried 2 different dimmer switches on the circuit but neither would dim the lights nor operate the lights as they should. The lights perform...


In general practice, you can only install ONE 3-way dimmer switch to control the lights. If you use two regular 3-way dimmer switches, the circuit won't work.

However, newer technology allows for double 3-way dimming from different locations. See this article about how to do this:

http://www.smarthome.com/2494M3/SwitchLinc-3-Way-Dimmer-INSTEON-3-Way-Dimmer-Kit/p.aspx

Mar 12, 2010 | Maestro Lutron Dimmer 600 Watts Ma-600-wh

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Household wiring


There are 2 3way switches. Usually one end has a wire going to the light, and the other end 3 way switch has the always on power coming in. Between the two switches are 2-wire travellers.

On the actual 3way switches;
2 screws are the same color and the 2-wire travellers go on these. The other screw is a different color -usually black. This screw gets the power on one end, and the switch leg to the light at the other end.

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