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kerry haughey 07-08-2011 02:17 AM

2 way switches
 
how do i wire 1 light fixture with a 2-way switch

Just Bill 07-08-2011 06:55 AM

Not sure I understand the question. The switch interupts the hot line side of the light. Hot to one side of switch, the other side of the switch to the light, with neutral and ground supplied to the light.

bob22 07-08-2011 07:15 AM

Perhaps the OP means a 3-way switch (light operated from 2 different switches)?
If so, search this site or google the term; it has been covered multiple times or post your particulars.

joed 07-08-2011 07:41 AM

There are at least five different configurations that will work. It depends if the power is at the light or one of the swithces. It depends if the switches are one either side or one side of light etc. We need a lot more details.

Here are some of the options.

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switc...-way/index.php

dmxtothemax 07-08-2011 05:55 PM

[quote=bob22;681901] (light operated from 2 different switches)?

In Australia this is called a two way switch,
Any idea's why you call this a three way switch ?
To us a three way switch,
would have three switchs,
also possible,
with the correct type of switchs used.

mpoulton 07-08-2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmxtothemax (Post 682240)
Any idea's why you call this a three way switch ?

I think the reason is that there are three possible switch position combinations: both up, both down, or one up and one down (which are equivalent). Thus, there are three "ways" the switches can be flipped.

dmxtothemax 07-08-2011 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpoulton (Post 682255)
I think the reason is that there are three possible switch position combinations: both up, both down, or one up and one down (which are equivalent). Thus, there are three "ways" the switches can be flipped.


Sounds logical !
Thanks for the repy !


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