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3-way switch - no travellers #75376 02/24/07 09:04 AM
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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!

Grov

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Re: 3-way switch - no travellers #75379 02/24/07 07:22 PM
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Is it Leviton, Powerline Carrier Controls?


Hank
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The big orange store has a device for this also. Never used one though.

Re: 3-way switch - no travellers #75381 02/24/07 10:16 PM
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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...nion-Slave-Switch-for-3-Way-Applications

Re: 3-way switch - no travellers #75382 02/26/07 09:43 AM
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Thanks gang!

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

Grov

Re: 3-way switch - no travellers #75383 02/27/07 07:50 AM
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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.

Re: 3-way switch - no travellers #75384 02/28/07 02:32 PM
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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)

Re: 3-way switch - no travellers #75385 02/28/07 11:57 PM
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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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