3 way switch hook up

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Old 11-14-04, 01:37 PM
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Red face 3 way switch hook up

how do you wire a set up for 2 3way switches and 1 dpdt switch
 
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Old 11-14-04, 01:50 PM
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There are many ways to do this. The best way for you depends on the topology of the room, switches, lighting, and power source. The simplest of the many ways is:

Power-3way=4way=3way-Light

where "-" is 14/2 cable and "=" is 14/3 cable.

Here's a web site that shows you a dozen different ways to do it.
 
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Old 11-14-04, 01:56 PM
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Talking 3 way switch

I have 2 3 way switches and 1 dpdt switch the power is at one of the 3 way switches how is the dpdt switch wired? There is only 2 wires in each cable. At the dpdt switch there is 2 cables double wires each. black and white and a bare ground wire
 
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Old 11-14-04, 03:30 PM
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You cannot do this with the cable you have. You need three conductor (plus ground) cable for the wiring between the switches.

The proper term for the switch in the middle is four-way switch. DPTP means something different.
 
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Old 11-14-04, 04:27 PM
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Red face 3 way switch with dpdt switch

Thank You we went to the website you said and we found the answer
Ed
 
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