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Installing Two 3 Way Dimmer Switches

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Make Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches Work Together – Two dimmers may be installed to control one or more lights as long as the dimmer switches are compatible with each other, such as one being the Master, and the other being the Slave.

3 Way Dimmer Switches and Compatibility

Electrical Question: I want to know if its possible to put two dimmer switches on one light.

Thanks a Bunch

This electrical question came from: Cory, a Handyman from Anderson, Indiana.
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How to Make Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches Work Together

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
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 dimmer switch wiring.

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2 Responses to “Installing Two 3 Way Dimmer Switches”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Andries,
    You may be referring to 3-way switches, otherwise it would be good to know more about the type of switches you are referring to. Some intermittent switches work with a control latching circuit which actives a lighting relay. Please take a look at the Control Relay pages found here, which may be helpful. If you could provide more information it would be very helpful.

  2. andries says:

    Good day, I just want to know do you maybe have a diagram for 2way intermittent switching with 2 dimers?
    Thank you, hope you have a good day!