1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 12, 2013 4:29 PM by Eric Cohen RSS

VPT24-722 and "second traveler"

Newbie

I went to install this switch into a 3-way application in my home yesterday.

The switch powered up, but we did not have anything to connect with the YL/RD wire that is on both the main and remote switch.

 

Is this "second traveler" wire required to make this switch work?

The instructions do not mention anything about a requirement for this wire.

 

My house is over 20 years old, so this extra wire was never installed.

 

Thanks

Chad

  • Re: VPT24-722 and "second traveler"
    Adventurer

    The wiring would depend on if the remote switch is the coordinating (no led locator light) or the matching (led locator light) remote.  In either case, the YL/RD connection is required to connect the VPT24 to the remote switch and there will be no functionality of the remote switch without this wire.