File:3-way dimmer switch wiring.pdf

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English: When two wall switches control the same light fixture, they are called "3-way" switches, because instead of one input and one output, they have 3 terminals (or wires, in the case of most dimmer switches). The two switches are connected together by a 3-wire (plus ground) cable, as depicted here. The hot wire is routed through both switches and back to the fixture via the white wire, which is marked with black paint at both ends. Disclaimer: This diagram is not a substitute for an instruction manual or professional installation. It is partial information, meant only to be educational.
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Author Bob K


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current17:52, 17 March 2014Thumbnail for version as of 17:52, 17 March 20142,025 × 900 (26 KB)Bob K (talk | contribs)Remove wire nuts from depiction of standard (non-dimming) switch.
17:27, 17 March 2014No thumbnail0 × 0 (28 KB)Bob K (talk | contribs)Move power source to ceiling junction box, and fix diagram of dimmer switch.
16:51, 6 February 2014No thumbnail0 × 0 (35 KB)Bob K (talk | contribs)User created page with UploadWizard

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