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Does it matter which wire goes where on a 3 way light switch?

It makes no difference which traveler wire goes to which traveler terminal on the switch; the traveler terminals are interchangeable. The other wires in a circuit with 3-way switches are the neutral (usually white) and ground (usually bare copper or green).

Can a fan be on a 3 way switch?

If you want combined control, connect the ceiling fan box’s black wire to the three-way switch’s common lug. For separate control, connect the ceiling box’s red wire to the common lug of your other switch and connect the ceiling box’s black wire to the three-way switch’s common lug.

Which wire is the common wire on a 3-way switch?

Black wire
Black wire: This is a hot wire that carries electricity from the power source to the first switch in a typical 3-way setup. It’s also called the “common wire” or the “line wire.” Unless the breaker is off, this black wire is always hot.

How do you replace a ceiling fan light switch?

To fix and replace a bad on/off light switch inside the ceiling fan: Remove the light fixture housing from the fan. Unscrew the screws where the light fixture attaches to the fan assembly. The small switch where the pull chain attaches should now be visible. Remove the old switch.

What is a three way fan light switch?

The 3-Way Fan Light Switch offers an affordable alternative to replacing your existing ceiling fan . The 3 wires allow you to control lighting options to suit your individual needs. The antique brass finish beaded pull chain brings a distinguished look to your decor and allows for easy manual operation.

What does a ceiling fan switch do?

A ceiling fan switch may help home owners save money on utility bills. Some switches can turn a light off when no one is in the room. Simpler dimmer types also help save money by reducing the amount of electricity a light uses while it is in the dimmed mode.