contol a light from three switches ( two already wired )


Postby petere » Sat May 01, 2010 11:41 am

I already have atwo way light on my landing controlled from th landing and the b ottom of the stairs. I have added further bedrooms and therefore need aanother switch wired in to control the light
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Postby ericmark » Sun May 02, 2010 12:00 am

It's called an intermediate switch sorry pictures not allowed on this forum
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Postby sparx » Sun May 02, 2010 3:16 pm

Hi as ERIC says this uses an intermediate switch with 4 connections and requires 2 twin and earth cables connected either into one of the 2 way switches or cut into the 3 core/E between the existing 2 way switches.
Don't think this forum has a circuit drawing as not easy to show and many ways to achieve connections none of which are easy DIY!
I would seriously recommend getting a leckie in for this but if you think your ability/knowledge good enough then you need to locate a drawing of what's needed (ie which 2 colours of the 3 core are connected to L1& L2 of switches).
Far to easy to get it wrong for me to try and explain on line,
take care, Sparx
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