Wiring 3-way switches (with a twist)


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Old 11-07-04, 04:53 PM
Shag
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Wiring 3-way switches (with a twist)

I'm trying to figure out how to wire up a set of 3-way switches to control a light, with the active power coming into the middle switch:

switch #1 --3wire-- switch #2 --2wire-- light

Active power comes into switch #2. I see lots of diagrams showing how to do it if the power comes in at one of the endpoints, but I'm struggling to adapt that to this situation. Can anyone show me how to do this?
 
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Old 11-07-04, 05:06 PM
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try this.
sw2
power in white to light white.
power in black to 14/3 black.
light black to common screw.
14/3 red and white to traveller screws.

sw1
black to common
red and white to traveller screws.

Here's a drawing that shows it.

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switc...y/3waysame.htm
 
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Old 11-07-04, 05:56 PM
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That worked great. Thanks!!
 
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Old 11-08-04, 05:29 PM
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Glad it worked. Thanks for letting us know how it turned out.
 
 

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