Electricians Ottumwa IA

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J D Electric
(641) 682-8313
9580 208th Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
Celania Electric
(641) 682-2276
601 Lake Road
Ottumwa, IA
Robertson Electric
(641) 682-8167
Po Box 427
Ottumwa, IA
Allender Electric
(641) 682-7964
426 West Wilson Street
Ottumwa, IA
Kraber Electric
(641) 932-3204
1228 4th Avenue East
Albia, IA
Winger Mechanical Co
(641) 682-3407
918 Hayne Street
Ottumwa, IA
Jd Electric Co
(641) 682-8313
9580 208th Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
Merringer Electric
(641) 682-3709
132 West Alta Vista Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
Southern Iowa Technologies
(641) 932-3905
416 North A Street
Albia, IA
Huggins Electric
(641) 664-1775
27954 185th Street
Bloomfield, IA

Wiring a 3-way or 4-way switch

Do you need to wire 2 switches to control the same light or lights??

Or, wire 3 switches to control the same light or lights??

Here are the instructions for wiring:

Wiring a 3-Way Switch

To use 2 switches to control the same fixture, you will need to use two 3-way switches.

Run 2-wire cable from the fixture to the first switch. Between the switches you will need to run 3-wire (with ground) cable. (The white and red wires will be the switched wires.)

In the picture below, we show power coming into the light fixture. The black (hot) wire will pass right through going to the first switch. Attach it to the white wire of the wire running to the switch. The white wire from the power source will attach to the light's white wire. The light's black wire should be attached to the black wire running to the first switch.

At the switch the white wire (hot) coming from the light, will be connected to the dark colored screw. Mark it with a black marker or paint the end black to indicate it is hot. The red and white wire of the 3-wire going to the next switch should be attached to the light colored screws. Connect the black wire of the 3 wire cable to the black coming into the switch from the light.

At the second switch, attach the black wire to the dark screw and the white and red to the light colored screws.
3 way switch wiring 3 way elementary
For more elementary wiring diagrams of different 3 way circuits scroll down to the bottom of the page. ...

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