Re: Off topic electrical prob!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pompey©, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Pompey©

    Pompey© Guest

    Thanks Rusty n Michael... you answered it for me :)
    Daryn

    "Rusty Lillico" <> wrote in message
    news:9m%Pa.110030$...
    > For some reason, on this side of the Pond we call them 3-way switches

    (your
    > way makes more sense I think), but the problem is the same: you can't dim

    a
    > dimmer, which is what happens when hooked in series that way. They

    should,
    > but they don't. Has to do with the solid-state controller circuits

    they're
    > made with these days.
    >
    > However, they do make special dimmer switches that will work that way, you
    > have to look for them (probably not in your local hardware store, try a
    > lighting outlet). One is a "master" switch (usually rather expensive),

    the
    > other a slave (a little cheaper). Some brands let you add a third or a
    > fourth switch if you wish.
    >
    > And you're right - this is very OT
    >
    > ~RL
    >
    > "Pompey©" <> wrote in message
    > news:nz_Pa.9845$...
    > > Hi
    > > Off topic I know but I'll ask here...someone may know :)
    > > I v'e tried to replace 2 2way double light switches in our living room

    > with
    > > 2 2way double dimmer switches...when connected up the lights flicker!
    > > when I just connect one and one original double flick switch all is

    > ok....No
    > > matter what dimmer switches and flick switches I connect in whatever
    > > combination the two dimmers will not work together :-(.... does anybody

    > know
    > > of a reason the 2 double dimmers don't work on the same circuit??
    > > Many thanks..... Daryn
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Pompey©, Jul 12, 2003
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