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Fan / Light Combination Switch Wiring

Fan & Light Switched Together

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For those that live where the new 2011 NEC code is in effect, please read
2011 NEC New Rule 'Switch Connections'
If this applies to you, the switch wiring options that is in compliance with this new rule will be indicated bellow as '2011 NEC compliant'



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If 2011 NEC 404.2 (C) is not applicable to you or if you fall under an exception to this new rule.

2011 NEC 404.2 (C) Compliant
Switch Circuit Options

power source at switch

power source at switch

power source at fixture

power source at fixture.

3 way switches , power source at fixture  

3 way switches , power source at fixture

3 way switches, power source and fan/light combo power feed from same switch box

3 way switches, power source and fan/light combo power feed from same switch box

3 way switches, power source at one switch / fixture feed from other switch

3 way switches, power source at one switch / fixture feed from other switch

3 way switches, power at fixture, 3 wire (plus ground) cable being routed thru the ceiling box between switches

3 way switches, power at fixture, 3 wire (plus ground) cable being routed thru the ceiling box between switches

3 way switches, power at switch, 3 wire (plus ground cable being routed thru the ceiling box onward to other switch

3 way switches, power at switch, 3 wire (plus ground cable being routed thru the ceiling box onward to other switch

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