Bill, Thanks for your very prompt reply, all of about 10 minutes, are you staying up late?. The diagram, that you have tendered, to me, is the same as a 2-way+Intermediate circuit, the Intermediate, being in the middle of the circuit. But Bill, would the circuit be run like this in practice?. Over here, we have a different way of running the whole circuit, all of the feed, switch and "strap" wires, terminate in the same flushbox,this is called the "Start"end of the circuit All you have between the Intermediate and the "End" flushbox, is the same as what you have at the "Start" flushbox. With respect to these types of lighting circuits, is there a standard colour-code for the "straps"?.
Re: Four Way Switch?#19878 01/05/0302:12 AM01/05/0302:12 AM
No, it would not really run like this. Maybe someone else can point to a diagram that is more representative of how the wiring would run. The Neutral would run with the travelers from switch to switch and then to the load. Maybe we can get Scott to fix these diagrams so that they show that.
Re: Four Way Switch?#19879 01/05/0304:45 AM01/05/0304:45 AM
Gee, that's funny, I thought Americans called the 3 way switch because it came from England. I read some where that over there the switch was originaly called a "3 point" switch. That being because it had 3 screw terminals. And the 4-way switch was a "4 point" switch because it had 4 terminals. When I tell people over here that a "3 way" switch operates lights from 2 different spots, and a "4 way" switch operates from 3 or more spots, they look at me like I was nuts. I believe I read this article in an American trade magazine about 2-3 years ago. Ever hear of this?
Re: Four Way Switch?#19884 01/08/0309:51 PM01/08/0309:51 PM