Question: How do you hook up a 3-way switch?

How should a 3-way switch be wired?

6:098:273 Way Switches Explained - How to wire 3 way light switch - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipSo for this circuit will bring the incoming supply hot black wire into the ceiling box first andMoreSo for this circuit will bring the incoming supply hot black wire into the ceiling box first and connect this into a wire connector. Then we run a white wire from the wire connector.

Where does the red wire go on a 3 way switch?

The black hot wire connects to the far right switchs common terminal. Red and blue wires link traveler terminals of both switches. The red wire, which is connected to the first switchs common terminal, leads back to the fixture.

What wire goes to the black screw on a 3-way switch?

Three-Way Switch Wired In As marked before from the original switch, one wire (either power in, or the wire to the light fixture) goes to the black terminal, two wires go to the brass screws, and the bare copper wire (not visible here) goes to the ground screw.

Does a 3-way switch need 14 3 wire?

You will need two different types of 14 AWG wire, to wire your three way switch. You will need 14/2 Romex, and 14/3 Romex. Similarly, 14/3 has a black, a white, and a bare ground wire, but includes an additional red conductor, hence the 3 in the name instead of the 2.

How many wires do I need for a 3-way switch?

With a three-way switch, three wires connect the pair of switches—two black “traveler” wires and a third “common” wire. When the circuits power is turned on, any of these may be “hot,” depending upon how the switches are toggled.

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