Owfeel RF DC12V Wireless Fixed

4 way remote control Switching system


Controlling a light or lights with two or more switches

These pages describe how to use 3-way and 4-way switches to control lights from two or more locations. This is the first of several related pages explaining how to control lights with multiple switches. Unless you already have a good understanding of the intricacies of 3- and 4-way switches, you should read at least the first three of these pages in order.

A Completely Different Approach: Radio Remote Control

Disclaimer: I have no experience with X10 automation. I only offer this section after getting lots of questions from people who find themselves in a situation that is difficult to handle with conventional passive switches. I have no recommendations or endorsements to offer for particular brands.

Oops! You installed the wiring, covered it all with dry-wall, and have now discovered that you did not pull 3-conductor cable everywhere you should have. Is there any hope short of tearing out dry wall? Yes: X10 home automation products. You can install one standard switch that can also be remotely radio controlled from a second switch anywhere in your home. See, for example, this page on Three Way Switch Emulation with X10 products. You may also do a web search for "X10 home automation."

X10 automation appears to be a good alternative when retrofitting a home for second or third switches to control a light or lights. X10 is more expensive than standard switches, but demands less wiring. Basically, you replace the primary switch, add a control module, and add a remote unwired switch. With minimal programming, your system should work with nothing but 2-conductor cable.

For other electrical wiring questions, visit the excellent Electrical Wiring FAQ.


Share this article





Related Posts



Latest Posts
System Controls Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
System Controls…
Bosch Chassis Systems India Pvt. Ltd…
Sequential control definition
Sequential control…
Summary: In interface design favor direct…
Solar system controller
Solar system…
What follows is a summary of our white…
Types of Electrical control Systems
Types of Electrical…
Before I introduce you the theory of…
Adaptive Cruise control Systems
Adaptive Cruise…
Two companies are developing a more advanced…
Search
Featured posts
  • Remote control car locking system
  • Remote Controlled heating systems
  • Remote control shower systems
  • Remote control systems
  • Radio remote control systems
  • Infrared remote control system
  • Remote control for central heating systems
  • How to make a remote control system?
  • Light switch remote control system
Copyright © 2020 l www.oliver-control.com. All rights reserved.