I am trying to replace a 3 way switch with a new 3 way switch. Sounds simple and should be a quick replacement but here is the rub.I am replacing my switches with Cooper Aspire RF 3 Way Accessory Switches so to control my lighting wirelessly and remotely. I have purchased Cooper model # XXXXX switches the switches only have 3 wires coming out of the switch. White, Black, and of course Green while I have the typical 4 wire in my switch box.Cooper says the switch eliminates the need for 4 wire which sounds odd. I have tried every combo I could think of the make a good connection to no avail.
hi this is john and will try and help you
i am reading the spec sheet if yu can hang on for one minute
Great I have tools in hand!
judging from the instructions it appears that you have to identify the Switch that has the constant hot and that is where the switch has to be installed........do you have a tester with two leads
Yes I have a tester with to leads. I did identify which has the constant and tried to wire to it with no success still.
sorry i had to reboot
let me bring up the spec sheet again one sec
ok....it appears that you would have to have a 9501 at the switch with the light wire and a 9517 at the switch with the feed
so a single pole at one end and a 3 way at the feed correct?
kinda........the one acts like a receiver and one sends the signal
however the switches will have to be re configured for this to work
I still have the issue of the 3 way (9517) having only two wires plus a ground while the single pole has all 4 wires. So what needs to be reconfigured on the 3 way to work?
on the one you have you will only need the black and white from the feed only to power the switch......the other one has three wires to hook up plus the ground to accomadate the wires going to the light.....you have to remember that the red and black wires are no longer needed due to it being wireless now
the radio signal is now replacing the red and black wires
between the switches
thats assuming that you have a feed in one box and the light wire in the other box
That makes sense and we THINK we have the right location accounted for the feed. We will give it a shot and see what happens. Worst case is I call the electriction.
basically the remote is going to tell the one switch to turn the other switch on or off
good luck.....you should be fine....just follow the directions for the multi location
you can always come back to this question after saving even after you accept and i can walk you through it
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