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gooch 01-03-2008 07:05 PM

control 4 switches
 
this question is for anybody who knows anything about control 4 switches. i am trying to install some control 4 dimmers on a 3-way/4-way system. i know that on just a regular 3-way you need a dimmer on one end and and a 2 button control on the other end of the 3-way. i was wondering if anybody knows what i need to put in the 4-way location. do i need another 2 button control or something else? i tried a search for some wiring diagrams but cant seem to find any. if you know where i can find some that would be awesome. thanks.
-gooch

jwhite 01-03-2008 07:32 PM

With a standard setup you will only be able to dimm/undimm from one location. Use a 3 way switch at one end, a 3 way dimmer at the other end, and four way switches at every other location.

How you run the cables will be important. The easiest is to feed one end, travel through each switch box, and send the load to the light at the other end.

gooch 01-03-2008 07:42 PM

thanks for your advice but i understand on how to wire a 3-way and how to put dimmers on them. these control 4 dimmers that i am talking about are fancy dimmers from a series of things that are essentially wireless remotes that can control all sorts of things like lights, speakers, climate control, etc. and you can program them from a controller to do all sorts of things. its pretty cool you should check out the website at control4.com. i was hoping i could find someone on this forum who has dealt with them before. sorry about the misunderstanding.
-gooch

jwhite 01-03-2008 08:05 PM

OHH now I get it.

You have an X-10 type control.

There should be a reciever. It gets installed at the light. Supply constant 110 volts, neutral, and switched leg, to it. For the rest of the switches just supply them with 110 volts. They are transmitters.

Set the codes up to match and you are done.


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