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Old 10-15-2008, 11:07 PM   #31
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Wiring diagram for three-way switches with pilot light


Well, I ran all the wires - took power from the house to the three-way-switch with pilot light, then used 14-3 (two travelers and a neutral) from there to the 3-way switch in the garage. Hooked it all up and the three way switches work - but the pilot does not. The pilot says on all the time, regardless of whether the fixture is on or not!

Turns out that the wiring diagram (attached) from Pass & Seymour Legrand is just simply DEAD WRONG. A wiring diagram that I received by email from Leviton (attached) confirms it.

If the pilot light is in the 3-way switch at the LOAD end, then only 3-wire (two travelers and a neutral) is required between the two switches. BUT - if the pilot light is in the 3-way switch at the LINE end (as it is in my case), then 4-wire (two travelers, a neutral, and an additional wire to connect the pilot light to the load) is needed!

Needless to say I am most disappointed that, despite reading the Pass & LeGrand diagram, and asking for help here, I still didn't get it right. Now I have to pull out a bunch of 14-3 and replace it with 14-4... a real waste of money and time.

Hopefully someone else can learn from my experience!
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #32
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Does anyone out there understand all the different spec parameters given by different mfrs of these thing?
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My 1st post....I'm a novice!
Wow, you do realize its been 5 months since anything was said in this thread and your topic has NOTHING to do with it! Seriously, start a new thread, also start by reading the

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is that good, bad or indifferent?
Actually I'm experimenting with a 3-way switch with a pilot llight on the line (NOT LOAD) side and current transformers come into play.
NO additional wire runs needed in the house for this!.

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Old 09-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #35
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This is what I understand you have and using your 4 conductor cable
I ordered two 3way switches (Leviton 5246-I - 15A Duplex Style 3-Way Switch w/ Pilot Light), each-one with a pilot light so to know when the oil burner is turned on from two locations. Trying to conserve fuel oil burning a direct hot water heater. After searching the web, seems there is no example out there- i hope i can run 2 pilot lights on the same system... appreciate your time, Thanks, Charles

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