Wednesday, March 16, 2011

3 way switches! FUN FUN!

well I have been doing electrical the all this week so I figured I would post about one of the most confusing concepts for an amateur electrician.Yes the 3-way switch. Rather than go into great detail about them I will just post 8 diagrams that are invaluable to have. It will make your next project a whole lot easier. These diagrams do not show retards tapping into the lines or the use of old 2-way lines converted to 3 way, so if you have more wires than this get a notepad out draw a diagram and use your brain and think about it. Ohh and remember TURN THE POWER OFF WHEN WORKING ON ELECTRICITY! Have fun and enjoy! All stairways have them, one at the top one at the bottom to control the same light.








30 comments:

  1. i have never encountered a three way before - true story

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  2. I've made a few electrical circuits in my time. Never did much with switches though, good to know. Also, always good to turn off the power, nothing wakes you up like a good zap.

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  3. That was confusing yet intriguing!!

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  4. Lord, do I need to be an engineer to understand that?

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  6. We have a couple three way switches here, fun fun

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  7. NO! Not electric circuits! My brain is meeeltiiinggg!

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  8. You fried my brain. I'll make sure to hire someone to do any electrical work.

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  9. I have enough trouble with 3 point turns. 3 way switches? Crazy.

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  10. Wow, I never thought it would be so complicated to have a three way switch.

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  11. Im a materials engineer by training, and this stuff is quite intriguing

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  12. this is very confusing to me lol

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  13. a simple switch will do it for me; i don't mind walking across the room.

    nice blog btw, following. :)

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  14. yeah this is also useful for pyrotechniqs :] thanks.

    +follow

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  15. I guess this could be useful later on in life! Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work, I love your blogs!

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  16. i think my mind just got blown.

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  17. haha, I don't quite understand the pictures at all because I'm a electronic geek, but I sure had to laugh with the reactions!! :D
    following this blog man, keep it up!!

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  18. interesting? I just started following your blog and look forward to more fascinating posts!

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  19. Ahhh damn ! this always confuses me

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