The diagrams below show the conventional wiring for 3-
If you have any problems with these switches, it may be best to call an electrician.
All of the switches shown below are 3-
With conventional wiring, the common wire from one switch connects to line, the common wire from the other switch connects to the load (lights). The pair of travelers on one switch connect to the pair of travelers on the other switch.
Usually, the common wire is wrapped around the traveler wires for identification in the 3-
Both switches are toggled down to create an open path, light is off
Left switch is toggled up to create a continuous path, light is on
Right switch is toggled up to open the path, light is off
Left switch is toggled down to create a continuous path, light is on
Travelers can be wired in either of the below examples
Toggling either of the 3-