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Old 03-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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I need a wiring diagram showing the power, light, and a 3 way switch in one box then going to the 4 way and then finally going to the 3 way.

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I need a wiring diagram showing the power, light, and a 3 way switch in one box then going to the 4 way and then finally going to the 3 way.

Thanks in advance.
They are about halfway down this long article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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I think this might be the one you need. If not go here and find the one you need. There are 12 different options shown there.

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switch-outlet/4-way/

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That's it!

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If you have to troubleshoot, watch out for phantom voltages on the travelers. Don't use a neon tester for this task.

All these switches form a composite single-pole single-throw switch so if your power and load are connected correctly, running a wire from one end of the switch array to the other should light the bulb.
I'd get this power part working first.

Your wires colors are the only clue as to how this is wired so they have to be right.
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