Quote Originally Posted by MyMilan View Post
I'm installing a new 4-way switch. The old switch that it's replacing, and other 4 ways that I've seen hook up with one set of (3 way) black and white wires going to one set of silver and black screws, and the other white and black wires coming from the other 3 way switch go to the other silver and black switch terminals. However this 4 way switch seems to be different, and I wanted someone to verify that I'm doing it right. When I tried to wire the switch as mentioned above it did not work.

According to the box from the switch (see diagram below) one 3-way switch set of black and white wires goes to BOTH silver screws on the new 4 way, and the other set of black and white wires from the second 3-way switch goes to BOTH black terminals on the 4-way switch.

I labeled where (apparently) they want the black and white wires to go in the diagram below. Does this look right?

Also they show a "input" and "output" for the 4 way switch. I didn't think 4 way switches had a in and out....


The diagram from the maufacturer is correct as-is. The white wire (neutral) at the left side should be connected to the light on the right with wire nuts in the other boxes.

The other wire colors can be either red or black per the diagram, from the power on the left, to the light on the right, via the switches.