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Fan / Light Combination Switch Wiring

Fan Always Hot / Light Switched

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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'



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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
power source at fixture power source at fixture
power source at switch power source at switch
power source at fixture & two 3-way switches required. power source at fixture & two 3-way switches required.
power source & fixture feed at same switch , two 3-way switches required power source & fixture feed at same switch , two 3-way switches required
3 way switches, power at fixture, 3 wire (plus ground) cable being routed thru the ceiling box between switches 3 way switches, power at fixture, 3 wire (plus ground) cable being routed thru the ceiling box between switches
 

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