Four Way Light Switch Wiring for Light Fixtures
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How to Wire 4-Way Switches Where Three or More Switches may be Used to Control Light Fixtures
How to Wire 4-Way Switches
This electrical question came from: Tim, a Homeowner from Irwin , Pennsylvania.
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Wiring 4-Way Switches to Control Light Fixtures
Understanding Four Way Switch Wiring
Wiring 4-way switches
- Tim, 4-way switches work with 3-way switches. When more than two switches will be used to control lighting 4-way switches must be installed between the 3-way switches.
- There are several ways to wire 3-way and 4-way switches, and typically the cable leading to the light fixture is installed to the switch box that has the power supply cable because of the required neutral for the light fixture.
- The resources below provide links to wiring diagrams that will assist you to wire 4-way switches.
4 Way Switch Wiring
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.
3-Way Switch Wiring
3 Way Switch Wiring Diagrams
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3 Way Switch Diagram
In response to the requests for this information, I have developed a comprehensive,step-by-step guide designed to walk you through the identification and wiring of your 3-way switches.