Dimmer for 4 way switch system


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Old 01-24-15, 05:41 AM
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Dimmer for 4 way switch system

I can't seem to find a diagram for this. I need pictures. I'll try and make the run down of my set up.

14/2 line - 3way switch - 14/3 line - light - 14/3 line - 4way switch - 14/3 line - 3-way dimmer.

I just haven't found any diagrams with this order.

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Old 01-24-15, 07:04 AM
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The dimmer will need to be a 3 way dimmer installed in place of the 3 way switch ,not in place of the 4 way,instructions should come with the dimmer.
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Old 01-24-15, 07:12 AM
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To simplify things be sure the dimmer does not need a companion switch but will work with a regular 3-way at the other end.
 
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Old 01-24-15, 08:10 AM
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Thanks Ray.... that is most important.

Have you already gotten the dimmer or are you just looking ?

Since you want to install it at the end of the four way system.... you'll need a no-companion required dimmer as well as one that doesn't require a neutral.

Otherwise when I encounter a situation like yours I DO NOT fool around. I install a Lutron dimmer with two companion control dimmers. The lights are dimmable at all three locations. I particularly like the Maestro line. The dimmer is a tad costly.... around $45 and the companions are around $15 each.
 
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Again I need a diagram of the wiring in the order I described. Everything is installed I just need to know what wire travels, etc. Look at my order....I did not put dimmer in place of 4-way switch...
 
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Old 01-24-15, 12:49 PM
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Then we'll need a model number of the three way dimmer you're using as that will affect the wiring.
 
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Old 01-24-15, 03:31 PM
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A three way dimmer connects the same as a regular toggle switch. Pay attention to the wire on the odd colored terminal and make sure it connects to the common on the dimmer.
 
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Old 01-24-15, 09:24 PM
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A three way dimmer connects the same as a regular toggle switch.
That is not always true...........
 
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Old 01-25-15, 01:06 PM
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The dimmer is a Lutron contour CTCL-153P(3-way). It is the last in the run. The 4way is 2nd to last. So let me explain again. 3-way switch, light, 4-way switch, and then dimmer(Lutron contour CTCL-153P(3-way switch).
 
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Old 01-25-15, 02:10 PM
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It is the last in the run.
Does power come in at one 3-way and go to the light from the other 3-way or is power in in the same box as the cable to the light?

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This is the order:

14/2 power in to 3-way switch 14/3 line to light 14/3 to 4way switch 14/3 to dimmer 3/way switch(red, black, red/whiteline) end of run.
 
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Old 01-25-15, 04:34 PM
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The following should be what you need.

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I will give it a shot tomorrow. Thank you!
 
 

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