ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by HotLine1. 03/27/17 08:03 AM
Old decora style outlets
by Admin. 03/25/17 11:40 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
fuse rejectors
by HotLine1. 03/24/17 07:53 AM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,626 Are you busy
166,455 Re: Forum
160,717 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 68 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#9489 - 04/30/02 08:10 PM 3 & 4 way switches  
ken m  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 58
south carolina
i have a question regarding a 3 & 4 way switch scenerio. box 'a' contains a 3 way with power and a light leads, box 'b' contains a 3 way with light and power, and the 4 way which is in the middle of course. question is...how can i wire the 2 light to operate properly without running a separate wire between them? i hope this makes sense. i'm taking over a wiring job that the origional contractor abandoned. also i thought i saw a reference here to a web site regarding various connection of 3 & 4 ways.
thx for any help! ken m


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#9490 - 04/30/02 08:17 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches  
C.Urch  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 36
Kill Devil Hills, NC USA
You may have 2-wire travelers...Is there a red wire in either box?


#9491 - 04/30/02 08:19 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches  
sparky  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,303
Ken.....try Here
or possibly Here
[Linked Image]


#9492 - 04/30/02 08:40 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches  
Steve Miller  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 325
Loudoun Cty, VA
If you're saying you have 2 fixtures that need to be controlled from this system ... you need 4 conductor cable or a pipe system. Just run 4 conductors between the lights and you can put them "between" the switches. The conductors are 1 hot (or switched hot, depending where you sent the constant hot) 2 travelers and 1 neutral.
If you're stuck with 2 and 3 conductor cable you need to run the system in this order: 3 way-4 way-3 way light-light


#9493 - 04/30/02 11:47 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches  
ElectricAL  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 597
Minneapolis, MN USA


Al Hildenbrand

#9494 - 05/02/02 06:27 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches  
DLinton  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 19
Holcomb, KS. USA
Sparky,
Like the web sites I will show them to my classes.

Ken M.
Just for more info to keep in mind when you put four ways in. Depending on the manufacture of the four way some switch vertically and some switch horizontally.



Member Spotlight
Posts: 165
Joined: March 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7735 MB (Peak: 0.9164 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-28 06:22:43 UTC