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Old 02-26-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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3way switch, with 3 lights


Im wiring up a 3 way swithc using a how to basic wiring book. It shows how to wire with two fixtures but not with 3. What i have is power through the fixtures with the switches at the end of the run. Im having trouble making the connections at the middle fixture. Im running 12-3 wire between then and 12-2 between the last light and the first switch.

Im thinking black incoming to black outgoing, ground to ground. Pretty sure on that. Then the red incoming to the black on the fixture and the outgoing red? Incoming white to the fixture white and the outgoing white?
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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So does it go power to light 1, light-2, light-3, switch 1, switch 2
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Inside the first light, connect the hot black to the red of the 3 wire, connect the whites together, and connect the black of the 3 wire to the black of the light.
At light #2 connect he reds together, connect the whites together and the blacks together. Continue until you get to the last light.
At the last light connect the red wire to the white wire going to the switch, connect the black wire from the switch, to the black wire of the light and the black wire of the 3 wire.
Connect the white wire from the 3 wire to the white wire of the light.
At the switch, connect the white wire, after tapping it black, to the bottom of the switch, and connet the black wire to the top of the switch.


Hope this worked out, cause I hate to proofread it!
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:15 PM   #4
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Here's the drawing


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thanks, got the replys just in time to have the wiring done on our new can lights right before my wife got home from work. She expressed her gratitude.
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