I want to control my garage's outside light from inside my house with a
remote controlled RF light switch. The light is currently controlled with
2 - 3 way switches, one on both floors of the garage. The light was never
wired to the house, and the only way to control it now is to walk out to the
garage and turn it on or off. I'd like to be able to do this remotely from
Does anyone manufacture some kind of receiver/switch and remote control that
you can wire into an existing 3 way circuit?
Has anyone here ever done this? I appreciate any help you might bring.
If you want to "do it raht" so that both the existing switches in the
garage operate "normally" and the remote also switches the light on or
Sounds like you're going to need a DPDT "alternate position" relay wired
into the existing 3-way switch travelers and a momentary rf switch to
pulse its coil and cause the relay to act like a local DPDT switch
that's just been flipped.
P.S. Can someone give me a good reason why they call those SPDT switches
"3-way switches"? Seems to me they only have TWO positions.
A recent post somewhere said it goes back to the Edison days when
'openings' were counted for billing. A switch and a light were 2
openings or a 2-way. Two switches become a 3-way. 3 switches become a 4-way.
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