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matt

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4 way switching
« on: November 08, 2005, 08:58:26 PM »

need help wiring 4 way switch system with
x10 decorator wall switch(es)  Any advice
would be greatly appreciated.
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Brian H

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Re: 4 way switching
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 07:01:48 AM »

One Master [WS12A or WS13A]and three slaves
[WS14A]?
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matt

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Re: 4 way switching
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 09:18:10 AM »

a 4 way switch system involves 3 switches.
You pull power from one 3-way switch, goes
to the 4-way, and back to another 3way and
finally to light. (one method)  I have
power going into a WS12A to a conventional
4-way, then back to another WS12A, finally
to light.  But for some reason this isn't
working.  
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matt

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Re: 4 way switching
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 09:25:55 AM »

I found something close to what I believe
your trying to descripe to me as a slave.
X10 calls it a companion switch.

Thanks for the information Brian!
Greatly appreciated.  Hopefully I didn't
damage the other x10 switches.
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Brian H

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Re: 4 way switching
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 04:10:02 PM »

Yes the WS14A is the decorator companion
switch.
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dick

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Re: 4 way switching
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 07:32:36 PM »

http://home.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?
parent=three-way.htm&url=http://www.act-
solutions.com/kingery06.htm
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matt

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Re: 4 way switching
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2005, 12:57:44 PM »

Thank you all for the help. I found the
switches and wiring diagram for my setup.

Maybe this will help others in the future.
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