How do you hook-up or wire up one light with two on-off switches?
When using the correct size wire, there are several possible configurations of power connection, lighting outlet, and the two 3-way switches. Power can come from the panel to one switch or the other, or to the light, whichever is convenient. The light can be physically positioned between the switches or at the end of the two-switch series.
Each configuration requires different handling of the hot, switched travelers, and neutral wires. In every case, there are runs that require three parallel conductors, whether for neutral, hot or travelers, not including any grounding wires. A 3-wire cable is highly recommended for this application.
If there are more than two switch locations, a 4-way switch goes between the 3-way switches to crossover the two travelers. Two 3-conductor cables are used for this portion, including a bypass connection for the un-switched hot. Asking this question shows you are probably not quite ready to take on this particular task.
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If you want to add a light in a closet can you tap into a three wire red white black that is running between the two switches powering your hallway light and if so how?
Three wire strand running between 2 switches is for a 3 way switch. It is only one side of the circuit. Since it is only one side and switches between the 3 wires there is no way to use it for a light. There may be power at the hall light, but I have seen all types of wiring and each circumstance has to be looked at on it's own.
This is done using two two-way switches, switches with two switching position. The input live wire from the circuit breaker goes to the middle point of one switch. The output live wire to the light is connected to the middle point of the second switch. The two remaining points from one switch are then connected to the two remaining points on the other switch. The neutral from the light goes straight to the neutral bar…
How do you correctly wire a switch to a bathroom fan light combo you have 1 w b g coming from your breaker box you also have 2 w b g wires one that controls the fan and one that controls the light?
Tie all White wires together. Tie the Grounds together and connect them to the ground screw on two switches. Create a pigtail with TWO black wires coming out. Connect a black wire to each of the two switches. (you pick which screw, but be consistent. Connect the black wire from the light to the remaining screw on one of the switches. Connect the black wire from the fan to the remaining screw on the OTHER…
Power coming into the box powering all 3 switches. A 12/2 or 14/2 wire going to each light from each switch depending on the size power wire you are using. They must be the same size wire. All the whites tied together and pushed back in the box. All the grounds tied together with a long jumper wire going to the ground screw of each switch. The black power wire connected to all three switches…
How do you wire one light and one GFCI and another light light and fan with two switches and one power line?
Connect the incoming power to the line side of the GFCi outlet. Now run another wire connected to the line side of the GFCI outlet from the GFCI outlet to the switches. Power one of the switches and use that switch to turn on the 2 lights. Run power from that switch to another switch and use that switch to send power to the fan. Mount both switches in a double pole switch box. If…
A 3way switch at each location is what you use, but it must be wired properly to work. You must have incoming power at one switch location and no power at the other location. The other location has the wire going up to the light. You then need a 3 conducted wire such as 12/3 or 14/3 running between the switches. Use the same size wire you used to power the switch and top up…
No, you can feed it with a 2 wire Romex + ground. It depends on what is mounted on the ceiling. If it is just a light all you need is 2 wire + ground Romex. However if it is a fan/light and you want to control each one independant of the other you will need to use 3 wire Romex + ground. This is of course if you have 2 seperate switches. You would…
Can both the red and black wires from the ceiling be connected together with the new black wire from the light fixture?
=== === In the ceiling box there may be a Black wire, a Red wire, a White wire and a Green or Bare wire. The light fixture may only have a Black wire, a White wire and it may or may not have a Green or a Bare wire. The Black wire in the ceiling box may or may not be be a "Hot traveler" wire coming from the lighting circuit breaker on the main…
You have 2 lights in your garage ceiling that you are trying to wire you find that one of the lights have a an extra wire RED Does this Red wire get combined with the Black or White wire?
No. There is no illumination, speed or retained accesory power in the factory radio. It is accomplished with car's CANbus communication. To hookup illumination wire on 2006 VW Jetta, tap into white/black wire at the light switch. It dims your lights on your radio. You can also set up different color for day and night.
How do you wire a two way switch one controls the outlet the other the outdoor light with a pigtail?
Can you use 14-2 wire to operate a ceiling fan using two switches one for the fan the other for the lights?
On these types of installations an electrician would use a three wire cable set from the switch box to the fixture's junction box. At the fixture's junction box both the fan neutral and the light neutral would be wire nutted together with the incoming neutral from the switch boxes. From the three wire, the white wire would go to the fan and light's neutral wires. The Black would come from the bottom of one of…
Yes you can hook up as many as seems fit to turn on and off fixtures from many locations. Just keep in mind the three way switches have to start and finish the combinations to keep the circuitry legal. No switching neutrals There are other systems that switch the neutral wire which in North America is against electrical code rules.
When you encounter a red wire in house wiring, it may be live or may be neutral. Commonly used in wiring 2-way switched lighting, that red wire in a 4-wire bundle is switched by the 2 switches in some wiring arrangements so that it can be hot with the switches set one way, and neutral with the switches set another way. In 220v circuits, both the black and the red wire are HOT.
Let's assume they are all switches in the same box for simplicity. If at different locations you just need to extend wires. The supply has a Black, White and bare ground wire. You basically connect the supply White wire to the white wires going to each light. Then you connect the Black wire for each light to one side of each switch. Then Connect the supply Black wire to three pigtail wires (These are short…
How do you install a ceiling fan that has green black blue and white wires to a junction box that only has black white and bare wire?
Connect the green wire to the bare wire in the junction box. Connect the white wire to the white wire in the junction box. Connect the black blue wires to the black wire in the junction box. The black is usually the fan and the blue is usually the light on the fan. They seperate them in case you wish to hook the fan/light to two switches.
How do you install a new ventilation fan on a second light switch using the power from the existing light switch?
How do you wire 3-way switches using only 14-2 wire when the setup is Light-Switch 1-Switch 2 Switch 1-Light-Switch 2 and Switch 1-Switch 2-Light?
You have to use 3 insulated wires beween the two switches as is shown in the circuit diagrams shown in the Related Link shown below this answer: How to wire 3-way and 4-way switches, including wiring diagrams If you don't have any 14-3 then, to get 3 insulated wires, you can use two lengths of 14-2 cable and just leave one wire of one pair clipped short and not connected to anything. If you connect…
Wire the two 3 way switches using 3 wire cable (red, black, white and bare). Then connect the first light to the others using two wire cable (black, white and bare) kind of like a daisy chain. The power goes to the first 3 way switch, then switch one goes to switch 2 using the 3 wire cable (even though it has 4 wires in there), then the second switch goes to one of the…
Fan wires are green white blue and black and ceiling wires are green white red and black so what gives?
It sounds like your fan also has a light with it. If your wall switch is a two gang box with two switches in it most likely one switch is for the light on only and the other switch is for the fan on only. This can be checked out by installing the fan and making the connection green to green, white to white, black to black. Turn on one of the switches and see…