Wiring a 4-Way Switch
How to Wire a 4 Way Switch: How do I install and wire a 4 way light switch for my hallway light fixtures.© By: Dave Rongey
4-Way Switch Wiring Diagrams
Electrical Question: How do I install and wire a 4 way light switch for my hallway light fixtures.
This electrical wiring question came from Melchor, a Electrician from Imus Cavite, Philippines.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Melchor.
How to Wire a 4 Way Switch
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 lighting circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Important: Installing additional fixture electrical wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.
Hi Melchor, you will find wiring diagrams for 4-way switches and the electrical calculations area by following these links which will assist you with your electrical wiring project:
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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