I've been doing a lot of wiring at home lately and it has been going
pretty good. To date I've wired 5 different 3 way switches and all
have worked good. The sixth one I did today did not go so well. In the
past the circuits have all consisted of a source, 2 switches, and one
light. The one I tried to today has source, two switches, and 4
lights. The setup is the source comes in at one switch, then there are
4 lights in a row, and then a switch at the far end.
Here is the problem: When the switch at the source is in Position A
all 4 lights come on but they are dim. The end switch will turn the
lights off and on. When the source switch is in Position B the lights
go off but the end switch will not turn them back on.
I used a diagram for a circuit with source, 2 switches, and one light
in the type of circuit I described. I extended it by adding more
lights to the middle and using the same wiring scenario as in the
Below is a link to a drawing of what I did. To save space I only have
two lights in the drawing but the actual circuit I have has 4 lights.
Either the logic of the circuit is wrong, or the circuit is right and
I wired it wrong. I'm hoping someone can show me the error of my ways.