Circuit Simulator - 3-Way Light Switches

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Circuit Description:

This demonstrates how a 3-way light switch is wired. This allows a light to be turned on and off from two locations. Click on any of the switches to toggle the light. -- Credits: Mr. Paul Falstad.





Mike said: (Oct 18, 2013)  
Why "3-way", when it's 2 switches, and 2 locations? I know that IS the tern used in the USA, but never understood why.

Anyway - main Q - is it never wired in the US with a 3-core + ground cable between the two switches? Far easier to convert an existing installation from 1 switch to 2 by doing it that way, as you don't need to re-route the switched live going to the light.

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