dimmers, single pole vs 3 way

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Old 12-31-99, 04:32 PM
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I have a couple of 3-way light dimmer switches. I want to use one as a dimmer replacing a standard, single-pole light switch. Only one light switch controls this light. How can I use one of the 3-way switches so that I can get the benefit of the dimmer in this application? Thanks, Bob G
 
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Old 12-31-99, 04:48 PM
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The dimmer will have three leads. One black and two of another color.
Connect the black to the power (hot lead)in your switch box.
Then attach the other box lead (your light fixture switch lead) to any one of the two colord wires.
(NOTE) MAKE SURE YOU CAP THE OTHER LEAD YOU DON'T USE. THIS LEAD IS HOT WHEN SWITCH IS OFF.
 
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Old 01-01-00, 11:06 AM
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Thanks, Dave, I will wire it that way. However my 3-way dimmer switches have two wires,one black and one red coming out of one corner, and one black wire coming out of another corner. Which should be capped off and which to the hot incoming? Bob G
 
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Old 01-01-00, 01:41 PM
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Hi Bob G.

The single bk. = incoming.

Cap off 1 of the other 2.

Have a good time under dimmed lights.

Regards Zoltan
 
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