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Four Way Light Switch Wiring for Light Fixtures


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire 4-Way Switches Where Three or More Switches may be Used to Control Light Fixtures

How to Wire 4-Way Switches

Electrical Question: I can not seem to find the correct diagram for my 4-way switch configuration. I have 14-2 power into a 3-way on one side of the room, then 14-3 into a 4-way and from the 4-way 14-3 across the room to another 3-way. My problem is I have the power wire(s)from the light to the box where the 4-way is located. I cant find a diagram where the light is getting power from a 4-way. Everything I have found shows the light on the end of a run w/ a 3-way switch.
Thank  you.

This electrical question came from: Tim, a Homeowner from Irwin , Pennsylvania.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tim.

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Fully explained 4 way switch diagrams. 4-way switches are a convenient way to operate lighting fixtures from three or more locations. The electrical wiring adds additional wiring to the same principles of 3-way switching.
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