Questions tagged [multiway-switch]

Use this tag for any time lights, fans, or devices are controlled from more than one wall switch location.

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How does a three-way light switch work?

A three-way light switch allows the light to be controlled from two locations. How does this work?
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Smart switch wiring with no neutral

Long time reader, first time poster. Working on updates for our new house and I bought a few lutron caseta switches the other day to wire up in our front entryway. I went with the PD-6ans which ...
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Multi gang switch boxes - Is it okay to keep the same branch neutrals separated for the different lighting/switching circuits?

I recently learned from this community about the importance of keeping currents balanced in each cable. In other words, current in one direction should be canceled by the same amount of current ...
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Weird 3 Way Chandelier Stopped Working

I have a 3 way switch connected to a chandelier which is somehow not getting power. All the light bulbs work, but none switch on. I know it's getting power because an electronic timer connected on ...
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Modifying strange 3 way switch wiring

Just moved into a house, and wanting to replace one of the 3 way switches with this item: zwave switch From what I can tell the two switches each have three wires in them, well 4 incl ground. They ...