Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Share |
Default

Stairwell 3-way with sensor switches


Greetings! I have recently researched how to wire a stairwell on 3-way switches with two motion sensor switches. It took awhile to find the answer that made sense but I now have one question.
The way i found to do it was basically wire each sensor as a single pole switch and running both switches to the single wire running power to the light. This way motion either at the top of the stairs and motion at the bottom of the stairs will activate the switch and turn on the light.
My question is this: is there any problem with both switches sending current at the same time to the light? I dont see how its an issue but I thought I should ask just in case.

Thanks!

TenToes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
Member
 
joed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 7,441
Default

Stairwell 3-way with sensor switches


As long as both switches are on the same breaker there should not be a problem. It is just two switches in parallel and either one will turn on the light.

__________________
Do not PM with questions that can be asked in a forum. I will not respond.
joed is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opening basement stairwell? barlav Building & Construction 2 03-07-2010 12:56 PM
Help installing balusters on a carpeted stairwell kbilly Remodeling 1 10-12-2009 06:13 AM
Question about stairwell width jonblack Building & Construction 40 09-22-2008 09:48 AM
stairwell drain backup marzeis Building & Construction 8 09-12-2008 06:29 PM
outside stairwell drain marzeis Plumbing 5 09-10-2008 03:13 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.