3 Way Switch Question


Old 02-01-09, 10:30 AM
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3 Way Switch Question

I'm getting ready to wire my first 3 way switch. I would like to have the power source come from a string of lights. Any issues with this? I've found several diagrams showing how to wire a single light with the power source coming from it. I just want to make sure if I string several together they will be able to be controlled this way.

Old 02-01-09, 12:48 PM
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Do you mean that the power cable goes to the ceiling box?

The easiest way to wire 3-way switches is to have the power come to one of the switch boxes first. Then a 3 conductor cable with ground from the first switch to second switch, then a 2 conductor cable with ground from the second switch to the first light.

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