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I have two switches that control the same light. One of these switches has failed and needs replaced but the other is working fine still. Am I able to replace the one location with Touch‐Plate? Can one light still be controlled by two switches if one is Touch‐Plate and the other is my original GE?

Great question. Yes, a 3‐way switch is not a problem. If you plan to replace the switch only, there is no cause for concern with how the rest of the system will operate with it. By using 2 buttons for each existing rocker switch, you are literally installing a 2‐wire station as a 3‐wire switch. It will operate just as a 3‐wire switch, differing only in the fact that two buttons are used. The rest of the system will not be able to tell a difference between the original 3‐wire switch and the replacement 2‐wire.


Category: Existing 3‐Wire Systems

← I have two switches that control the same light. One of these switches has failed and needs replaced but the other is working fine still. Am I able to replace the one location with Touch‐Plate? Can one light still be controlled by two switches if one is Touch‐Plate and the other is my original GE?

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