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#75376 - 02/24/07 06:04 AM 3-way switch - no travellers
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Loc: Sebago, ME, USA
Situation:

Log cabin
Home owner (don't you love 'em!) cut in one box for outside light by entry door - has feed, but impossible to pull another wire (fed via door frame)

I seem to remember a 3-way that "talked" over the feed line - like X-10, but can't seem to find it - Leviton if I recall..

Anyone have a better memory than mine - sometimes I think I have a photographic memory, but ran out of film a few years ago <grin>.

Thanks!

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#75377 - 02/24/07 07:28 AM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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#75378 - 02/24/07 09:01 AM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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#75379 - 02/24/07 04:22 PM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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Is it Leviton, Powerline Carrier Controls?
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#75380 - 02/24/07 05:29 PM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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The big orange store has a device for this also. Never used one though.
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#75381 - 02/24/07 07:16 PM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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X-10 is very easy. Uses a 2-wire application for as many switches as you want. Try this link: http://www.homecontrols.com/cgi-bin/main...ay-Applications
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#75382 - 02/26/07 06:43 AM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
Grover Offline
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Thanks gang!

Looks like th X10 solution is the way to go...

Grov
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#75383 - 02/27/07 04:50 AM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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Loc: Vancouver, WA, USA
Grover,
There is also a relatively new wireless switch which does not need any batteries. When you push the switch the mechanical movement generates a radio signal that talks to a small wired module that controls a load. Up to 30 switches can control one load. One switch can control an unlimited number of loads. They are about $60 each for the switch and $60 each for the module. EC&M had a short article in January, 2007 issue. The web site for the switch is www.adhocelectronics.com Anybody tried these out yet? They have been used in Europe for some time.
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#75384 - 02/28/07 11:32 AM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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Excuse me jumping in on this, but do you have any further information on wireless switches use/availabilty in Europe ?
(For 230 volts)
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#75385 - 02/28/07 08:57 PM Re: 3-way switch - no travellers
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Geoff,
Funny you should ask. The company that actually developed these wireless devices for many different uses such as security systems, building automation, lighting control is a European company. Go to www.enocean.com for more information. They are a spinoff from Siemens.
It seems likely that this wireless type of device would work well in post and beam homes that are so popular in Europe.
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