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Thread: Incorrect operation with 3 Way system with Maestro Dimmer and companion dimmer

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    Incorrect operation with 3 Way system with Maestro Dimmer and companion dimmer

    I have a 3 way set of Maestro dimmers (master and slave) and am running a Halo 4" recessed can. There is only one light on the system (it is a very small hallway) I have checked wireing multiple times. The light works after reset, and programing (set to l4 on master) but after a few cycles of on/off the master switch starts bliking and requires a restet to work again. I believe this is because there is just 1 light and the "draw" is not high enough? Any thoughts?

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    What is the model number of the dimmer and the bulb? Sometimes they are just not compatible.

    If your dimmer has a neutral connection, it may need to be at the location where the wire goes up to the light.

    Some dimmers do have a minimum load requirement (typically ~50 watts). If the dimmer was designed to work with LEDs it should only require 1 LED to function properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyc View Post
    What is the model number of the dimmer and the bulb? Sometimes they are just not compatible.

    If your dimmer has a neutral connection, it may need to be at the location where the wire goes up to the light.

    Some dimmers do have a minimum load requirement (typically ~50 watts). If the dimmer was designed to work with LEDs it should only require 1 LED to function properly.
    The notion that the dimmer needed to be at the location where the switch leg was new to me until a few months ago. We had some crappy homeowner provided cove rope lights in about 4 rooms, and some rooms worked great and others were a hot mess. Lutron tech suggested moving the dimmers and presto everything worked perfectly. I always liked putting the dimmer at the location I thought would be used the most, no more.

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