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3 Way Switch Wiring

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3 way switch circuits are use to control one or more lighting fixtures from 2 different locations. Common uses include switching a staircase light fixture from both the top and bottom of a staircase, really helpful when walking to a different floor at night. Another use could be on different ends or sides of a large room or a long hallway.

 There are a variety of different ways to wire a 3 way switch circuit, factors that can influence your selection can include...

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select from the options bellow for a step by step instruction articles on how to wire these types of switch circuits.

For those that live where the new 2011 NEC code is in effect, please read
'2011 NEC New Rule 'Switch Connections'


If this applies to you, the switch wiring options that is in compliance with this new rule will be indicated bellow as '2011 NEC compliant'

 

If 2011 NEC 404.2 (C) is not applicable to you or if you fall under an exception to this new rule

2011 NEC 404.2 (C) Compliant Switch Circuit Options

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