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What is the difference between a 2 way and intermediate light switch?
Last Updated: 12th February, 2020
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Similarly, what is a 2 way intermediate light switch?
The intermediate light switch is used where three or more switches control one light and used in conjunction with two two way light switches to achieve this. It is effectively two single gang intermediate switches on one face plate.
Subsequently, question is, is there a difference between a 2 way and 3 way light switch? A two-way switch (2 connections to the switch, not including ground)turns lights on or off from 1 location only. A three-way switch (3 connections to the switch, not including ground) can turn lights on or off from 2 locations.
Secondly, how do you use a 2 way intermediate switch?
To use an intermediate switch as a two way switch you can use one of the top L1 terminals for the COM, then use the bottom two terminals for what would be the L1 and L2 on a normal two way switch.
What is a 2 way switch?
2 way switch (3 wire system, new harmonised cable colours) 2 way switching means having two or more switches in different locations to control one lamp. They are wired so that operation of either switch will control the light.