Question about Lutron Electrical Supplies
I'm replacing the downstairs switch with a Lutron P-PKG1WB-WH smart switch that has a paired remote to provide the 3-way functionality. The Lutron does not require a common and I have used it to replace other switches successfully. My questions is how to connect the wires on the 2nd switch so that I can control the light from the single switch downstairs? Your help is appreciated.
I take it you don't want to just remove the upstairs 3 way switch and wirenut the 3 wires together and put a blank cover plate over the box<?>.
Need to know more info. Does the upstairs box have 3 wires only? If no, then likely you will not be able to abandon the upstairs switch box as it will need to remain as an active junction box. If yes, then it becomes a rather lengthy procedure (textual). I'll sketch it out but need an answer the number of wires in upstairs box.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
At the switch you have a feed wire coming in this brings in power which originates in the electric panel. You also have a feed or feeds goings out to other lts or switches, this you seem to have on the switch. instead of the closet switch loop.undo all the wires. find the only hot this is the one wire you can touch to the others and make different lts come on i reccomend getting a electric tester to do this. FInd the wire that goes to the closet lt. Once your sure put it to the side. wirenut all other wires together with the hot wire. this makes all other switches independantly hot. connect the hot to the switch and the closet lt to switch. I HOPE THIS MAKES SOME SENSE TO YOU . let me know if i can help
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: replace two way light switch
It sounds like you have what is called a three way switch for the upstairs light. This means that the light is controlled in two locations. The extra wire you refer to as a loop is called the traveller it goes between the two locations. You need to use the proper type of switch for 3 way applications. Once you get that there will be three holes instead of 2. the traveller usually installs in the hole that is alone (usually 2 holes on the bottom and one on the top). Any 3 way switch will come with instructions, or you should be able to find diagram easily on line.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
The old switch is just a single pole switch. The new one is for fan speed control. You need to use a regular single pole switch like you had. Or you can use a single pole switch on the Lutron you bought if you can figure out which wires to use. Do you have a meter?
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Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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