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kenny357 10-03-2008 07:18 PM

Hard Time Trying To Wire 4 Switches
 
Hi everyone i'm having a hard time trying to wire 4 switches to control 2 light, i have bought and found a couple of books but none explain how to wire such a cuircut . Right now i have i have 4 3-way switches but no look so if anyone has any suggestion please help!
tony

SD515 10-03-2008 08:02 PM

2 switches controlling a load is a 3-way circuit. 3 or more switches controlling a load is a 4-way circuit.

In your case, you need two 3-way switches, and two 4-way switches. One 3-way sw goes at the beginning of the 'run' and will have power enter and start the switch leg. The other 3-way will be at the end of the 'run', and the load will connect to it. The 2 4-way switches go between the 3-ways. Let us know how you have your circuit set up...what wires you have pulled, which box the source (supplying power) enters and which box the load enters.

joed 10-04-2008 10:44 AM

You need two 3way switches and two 4 way switches. Tell us how you cabled this and I will draw you a diagram. Do NOT attempt to put two fixture between the switches.


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