This page features 3 way switch diagrams that show how to wire three-way switches. Pay attention to these diagrams and we hope these diagrams below will give you a good understanding of the three way switching. All of the diagrams are listed below, just click on any image to save or download it.
Before you start wiring 3 way switches, you must understand that in order for you to have a three-way circuit you must have three-way switches. They are not the same as a regular switch at all. Wiring of 3-way light switches is certainly not easy but you can figure it out if you follow our 3 way switch diagrams. With a pair of 3-way switches, either switch can make or break the connection that completes the circuit to the light. Take a look at the following diagrams below.
When wiring a 3-way switch circuit, we will be using a 3-wire cable known as romex coming from the source. The 3-wire cable normally consists of a black wire, a white wire and a bare copper wire.
Three-way switches can be wired in a number of different ways, depending on where they are located relative to the light fixture in the circuit cable runs. Use the diagrams above to learn how to make 3 way switch diagrams!