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Wiring Diagrams for Four Way and Three Way Switches

  Home Electrical Question: I am having a senior moment. Does a three way switch connect the controls in 2 locations? Does a four way switch connect the controls in three locations? I’m preparing a lighting plan and cannot remember if this is the correct way to label the switching.

Thank you in advance!

This home electrical question came from: Amy, from Birmingham, MI
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Amy. (senior moments can be fun, especially if others are watching – lol!)

Four Way and Three Way Switch Wiring Diagrams

Yes Amy, Here’s how it works:

The Following will assist you with your Home Electrical Question:
3 Way Switch Diagram
3 Way Switch Diagram
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.

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4 Way Switch Wiring
4 Way Switch Wiring
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.

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