four-way switch circuit

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Old 02-17-03, 06:45 PM
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four-way switch circuit

Is this proper wiring for a four-way switch circuit?

http://bobparadise.0catch.com/4-way-switch.pdf

This is copied exactly from another source I found on the web... I'm not sure how reliable it is though, so I thought I'd check here.

Let me know what you think. Thanks...

Brian
 
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Old 02-17-03, 09:31 PM
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The problem with the picture is that the screws on the switches are not marked. This diagram will work for some brands of switches. Specifically, it will work for 3-way switches for which the common is the top left screw, and the travelers are the bottom two screws. And the 4-way must be of a type that has the two inputs on the top and the two outputs on the bottom (some are left and right rather than top and bottom).

Screw position varies from switch manufacturer to manufacturer, so this diagram as presented will only work with certain brands of switches.
 
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Old 02-18-03, 06:01 AM
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My bad. I actually had these on the original drawing, but failed to copy them over to the pdf. Here's the screw locations on the actual switches that I have:

Three-way switches:

Common is top left; Travelers are bottom left & right.


Four-way switch:

Inputs on top; outputs on bottom.

Given that info, is my sketch correct? Thanks...

Brian
 
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