My electrician made up the wires for me to add a 3-way dimmer to my can
lights, but now that I have the dimmer, I can't figure out what goes
where. I know that I have the common wire and the two travelers, but I
am not sure of the combination.
My cicuit is laid out like this:
3-way switch ---------> 3-way dimmer ----> can
(power comes in here also)
So from the 3-way switch, I have a normal 3-wire (R/B/W/G). The new
dimmer is standard 3-way Leviton (B/R/R/G). And standard 2-wire power
On the existing 3-way, which works fine as is, the white is the common,
and black and red are the travelers.
I know that the white from the source goes straight to the light,
bypassing the switches. That's about all I know for sure!
How should I wire the box at the dimmer with three cables coming in
(from source, from 3-way switch, and from lights) plus the dimmer
I think this diagram is basically correct, but it does not seem to
match the wire combinations my electrician spliced together for me:
Let me know if you think this one looks right. I am going to try this
I have been to many good sites (shown here) trying to make sense of it,
but am still confused!
Thanks for any help!