3-Way Switch Diagram Variation #4


Power Into Light Box, and From Light Box to Switch #1 and Switch #2

The following diagram illustrates the power entering the light box, and from

the light box to switch #1, and from the light box to switch #2.

Again, in this case, a larger than normal device box is required at the light, due to box fill calculations (most regular size octagon boxes will only accommodate seven wires; in this situation, you will have eight wires).

NOTE:  This diagram is a thumbnail.  To view it in full size – click on the diagram.

NOTE:  The white wires that are being used as hot conductors need to be identified as such by the use of black tape or coloring a section of the wire near the splice with a black felt marker to indicate that it is not a neutral in this particular situation.

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