Electrical Wiring and Safety
WHILE EXTREME CARE HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS SELF-HELP DOCUMENT, THE AUTHOR AND/OR PROVIDERS OF THIS DOCUMENT ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, NOR IS ANY LIABILITY ASSUMED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION, CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT, BY THE AUTHOR and / OR PROVIDER.
Read the legal disclaimer page - click the legal link on the website
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
Please take advantage of our experts on our forums if additional help is required.
select from the options bellow for a step by step instruction articles on how to wire these types of switch circuits.
those that live where the new 2011 NEC code is in effect, please read
'2011 NEC New Rule 'Switch Connections'
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
|By: Donald Kerr||
Copyright 2012 +
All Rights Reserved
Donald Kerr / Wiring Done Right