I have a standard circuit with a 3-way switch on each end and one 4-way switch in the middle. Will it work if I run power to the 4 way switch instead of one of the 3-way switches? The light is also connected to the 4-way switch.
[UPDATE] Before I have to fire up paint and draw something see if this helps:
12/3 wire: 3waySwitch -> 4waySwitch -> 3waySwitch.
12/2 wire: power -> 4waySwitch -> light bulb
I have a light fixture coming off the 4wayswitch. Can I bring power to the 4waySwitch instead of one of the 3waySwitches like it's typically done? This is new construction and I already ran the wire. I haven't tested it because the power is not live. I could re-run the power wire if I have to. The question is, do I have to?
The goal of course is to allow all 3 switches to turn the light off/on (goes without saying).