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How to Install 3-Way RF and Smart Devices for Switching

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How are Master and Slave switches wired to Control Light Fixtures? Wiring RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches, Installing Three Way Switches and Smart Switches for Light Fixtures.

RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches

Electrical Question: How are Master and Slave switches wired for light fixtures?

This electrical wiring question came from: Tim, from Newbury, Ohio.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Tim.

Wiring RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches

Application: Installing RF Switches and 3Way Switches.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

The Differences Between RF Smart and 3-Way Switches

Conventional 3-way switches are hardwired using wiring configurations which switches power through a series of wires and contacts within a pair of switches. The following explains the difference between wiring Three Way Switches and Smart Switches for controlling Light Fixtures.
RF Switches

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