Adding Light Fixtures to 4-Way Switch Wiring
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Wire a 4-Way Switch Light for Light Fixtures – The 3-wire that runs between does not have a neutral wire, and besides, you would not have the correct switching sequence as the final common to the light fixtures from the end 3-way switch.
Adding Light Fixtures to Existing 4-Way Light Switches
- In other words, can I do the following:
- Power into 3 way, then out to 4 way, then out to two lights, then to 4 way, ending at a 3 way?
- I know this is unusual, but I am doing an addition on my home and in this case the last 4 way and 3 way switches are within the old construction area of the building and are hard to get to.
- All I have coming from the old construction is a single 12/3 cable.
Thanks for your assistance.
This electrical wiring question came from: Ramon, a Homeowner from Gilroy, CA.
Additional Comments: Like the site. It has provided much guidance on my home addition.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ramon.
How to Wire a 4-Way Switch Light for Light Fixtures
- Unfortunately you would have to connect the new fixtures to the existing light fixtures.
- The 3-wire that runs between does not have a neutral wire, and besides, you would not have the correct switching sequence as the final common to the light fixtures from the end 3-way switch.
- Sorry for the bad news Ramon, just bring your helper or apprentice on the job and get him in the attic and put him to work pulling in that wire.
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