I do have GE and Homeseer AUX switches but from all the wiring diagrams they show the AUX with traveler and neutral wired so not sure how those would be wired. Also at this point I can’t seem to get power to the Black Series switch.
Thank you. I am thinking the first box might be the line with the nutted off white wires? When I get a chance I will remove and test again to see where the main line is. Obviously wire that to line and I assume wire the other one to line as well?
Just to confuse this a bit the wiring powers two lights one at each end of the hallway.
Just wonder why I got no power to the switch when wired to the other box with hot on the white, but as mention lets find proper line first?
So the picture with the 4 wires looks like the 4 way switch (dumb switch?). The Inovelli will NOT go here. You’ll need to follow the hot (capped whites?) to see which gang box it goes to. Then you’ll need to find load.
I think this is a little more complicated than it appears. I can’t tell for sure from the pics, but it looks like the non-neutral Line and the switch load is coming into the 4-way box. I’m saying that because at least from the pics, there is only a single 3-wire in each of the other boxes.
@dwright34 Am I correct? Is there a single 3-wire in each of the two boxes not containing the 4-way switch?
This is correct. Two of the boxes have a single 3 wire red white and black. The other has two red two black and two white. The white in this box is terminated with a wire cap and is hot. When all are disconnected from the switches the white in the box is hot and the white in the third box is hot.
Ok, so as to not make my head hurt, here is the terminology. A single sheathed cable is Romex. Ignoring the bare copper ground, the Romex is either a 2-wire (black and white) or a 3-wire (black, red, white).
Labeling your boxes A, B and C, the 4-way is B. A as you’re generally facing your switches is on the left and C is on the right.
So confirming that there is a single 3-wire Romex in A and C, right?
What’s in B again? (the 4-way switch box)? Is it just two 3-wire Romex?
I understand your description perfectly. Non-neutral 4-ways are typically wired through a 3-way switch first, but that’s not to say this is incorrect. We just have to figure out the wiring schematic.
How many lights? Are you able to get up into and take a look at the box if hopefully it’s one? Or are these cans or something inaccessible. We need to find the load. It’s probably the black of the 3-wire with the hot white but I don’t like probably. I’m also unsure of what’s going on with the red.
When you determined that white bundle in the 4-way box was hot, did you use a meter and test between the bundle and the bare ground?
Are you sure there isn’t another switch somewhere? I’m sure you know your house, but we have had people discover a switch they didn’t realize was there when the wiring didn’t seem correct. Not saying that’s the case here, but it’s possible. What’s troubling me is that there are only two 3-wires at the 4-way and one 3-wire at the 3-ways. One has to go to each 3-way. So where is the feed to/from the light?
On the other hand, it’s possible I’m not “seeing” this yet . . .