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  1. D

    Smart Light Installation

    Hi all, I could use some help identifying the wires in one of my light switch box to swap out for a smart light switch. I see the line and load wires that were connected to the old switch, one of which is pigtailed from 3 separate wires. I also see the white neutral wires that were tucked...
  2. Gavin John Hyde

    Rako smart controllers and lighting

    Had a call from a customer, the family have a Rako smart home set up to control the lights in different rooms. Says some switches no longer work and system is playing up. Not sure if it can be readily or easily fixed, as it is not the cheapest stuff and also from what little I know quite a...
  3. S

    Smart Switch wiring help

    Hi , I want to install a smart switch 2 gang 2 way switch in kitchen to replace the one already there which operates the lights and under cupboard lights. What wires would go into what connections on the smart switch.
  4. D

    3 gang 2 way smart switch wiring HELP

    Hi there. I've recently had an extension and want to change all of my switches to smart switches. I've ordered the correct smart switches from Amazon. I have a few different 2 way circuits and a few 1 way. So my issue is, on the new 2 way switches there doesnt seem to be anywhere for the L2...
  5. littlespark

    Customer thinks smart meter is wrong

    Going to see a new customer tomorrow. He thinks his new smart meter is reading higher than he thinks. I don’t know the house, but guessing at still old fuseboard rather than mcb or rcd looking at the street address. Anything easy I should be looking for to explain high usage? I’ll suggest LED...
  6. Electrical2go

    OLEV Grant switching to SMART Charging

    All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government announced on 14 December 2018, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published in 2018. This means chargepoints must be able to be remotely...
  7. Doomed

    Rolec smart card meters

    Is there any way to disable the low credit beeping the newer models have. Rolec told me they only do the beeping ones, but they will cause me loads of grief if I install them with the beeping enabled. They are to go into a marina environment and are in the rolec cases, have fitted 2 already and...
  8. R

    Testing Smart Homes

    Evening All, I have been asked to test a newly built smart home. This place has the works! Everything from the heating, lighting, alarms, music etc is controlled (by Loxone). I feel a bit overwhelmed about this and was wondering if anyone had any experience doing this? I believe the lights are...
  9. B

    All three neutral wires needed for a smart single gang light switch?

    Hi all, I'm wiring one of those smart switches which is a single gang and I have three live wires (x2 com) (x1 L1) and three neutral wires that are currently in a block. The original switch just use live (com and L1). I've wired up the new switch with the live wires but I am trying to attach...
  10. M

    USA Smart Lightswitch in the UK

    Hi there, I'm renovating my house and want to include smart lightswitches to control all the lighting in the house. The main issue with doing this is that all the best smart light switches require a neutral wire in order to work. I'm planning on having the house rewired, so can get this sorted...
  11. E

    Creative Ideas.. Smart Stuff

    I'm scratching my head for a way to get a timer bathroom extractor to work in the normal way but with a LightwaveRF Gen 2 switch. Clearly it would be impossible to wire to the switch in the normal way due to how LWRF works. I'm convinced it wouldn't work 'electrically' and my only idea is to...
  12. C

    What Smart Thermostat for a 2 Wire Connection? Currently Honneywell

    Hi all, new to the forum. I currently have a Honneywell c901 thermostat set up to control my combi boiler. I've been looking to buy a smart thermostat to replace the honneywell but when I removed the panel, I see it only has two wires, I hear there are usually 4 wires or more. Any advice...
  13. G

    Domestic Smart light switch showing voltage when off

    Hi - went to a client tonight to wire a two way lightwave smart master and slave switch. When connected as stated on instructions the light was permanently on and when the switch was actually pressed on the bulb flickered. When I checked voltage across the live and switch live terminals it...
  14. A

    Trying to make dumb lighting... Smart

    Hi, New to the forum and looking for some help please. I have a new build with a 3 gang light switch which is wired to 2 rings of down lighters and a LED strip in the kitchen. I am trying to make these three sets of lights smart. I have already installed Hue around the rest of the house The...
  15. bigspark17

    British gas smart meter no power

    I have a customer with a bg smart meter. The meter has £16 credit but no power coming out of meter to consumer unit. Anyone had issues like this? Trying to get to speak to a bg advisor is a nightmare. Help please :)
  16. C

    Smart lighting,plug & play ?

    we are installing smart lighting,should be plug & play,but we are flexing & klick roses,is it down to costs or are we just thick
  17. W

    Getting rid of economy 7 tariff and Smart Meter

    Buying a house that has a mechanical meter with rotating dials that then branches into two modernish digital meters (not Smart), one for economy 7 and the other for the rest of the electrics. I only want a single tariff so if I have a Smart Meter fitted for free I assume they will take all three...
  18. E

    Smart tech question - electrical and home-planning

    HI Folk, I'm looking to spark discussion and gather views on fitting wi-fi based smart technology (smart switches, lights etc) into new-builds or to retro-fit. I'm interested because I can see a whole load of consumer stuff being sold, but right now it doesn't look useful, it looks...
  19. C

    Smart switch need nuetral wire

    Hi, trying to install a nuetral wire for a smart switch , I’ve drawn a diagram please see photos , could any one confirm If this would be safe, basically , want to pull a nuetral from the light fitting down to the switch , cut the wire behind the ceiling rose containing live nuetral and earth...
  20. BeeJay2

    Domestic Smart metre LED's query.

    Hello all, My present duel fuel supplier, Bulb, doesn't use the smart meters installed by my previous supplier, British Gas. The 3 LED's on a separate unit linked to the electric meter are, top, (WAN) Green, on permanently, middle, (HAN) Red continuous flashing & bottom, (PWR) Green which I...
  21. Nelder

    Hard Wired Smart Intruder Alarms

    Hello. Can anyone recommend and fully wired, online / smart intruder alarm system please. Preferably one that can be expanded to include CCTV with DVR. The below would be ideal except for its wireless. Yale Smart home Alarm & 1080p Wired CCTV Kit Bundle | DIY at B&Q -...
  22. A

    Smart lighting 3 core to switch

    In the coming weeks I will be re-wiring my home. For the lighting circuits i will be using 1.5mm cable. ideally I would like to run the feeds to and from each light switch so that there is a neutral at the switch for smart lighting. However to avoid more damage/decoration I will be using the...
  23. C

    Neutral required for smart wall switch

    I would like to install a smart switch in my bedroom, there is currently a 2 gang switch for the spotlights. I am happy to change it into a 1 gang and use the other cable for neutral. If that is possible. There is access to the wiring in the loft. Cost?
  24. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting video for smart meter fitting

    Came across this video online, its one of the training videos they give to smart meter fitters at the training shed. not sure about the way they go about polarity testing, testing a couple sockets can give a mixed outcome, 2 sockets doesn't mean the rest is okay. what about other circuits?
  25. breiko

    Smart meter installation

    Hello guys! I've got a visit from a SSE engineer today to install a smart meter. Long story short he left because he did not have access to the external switch room (I live in a council block) and therefore could not complete the installation. He also said that he would have to remove the...
  26. M

    Lighting switches to smart..

    Ok after pulling two switches off the wall in my lounge I have come to the conclusion I might be able to remove one of them.. I have one two gang and one old dimmer .. wanting to either replace 2 gang with a smart 2 gang . Or replace dimmer with singal smart . Looking at the switches I have...
  27. M

    Smart switch 2 gang with no neutral

    Ok o noticed a question on here before I'm looking at replacing my porch and in doorway switch with a smart switch so it can be turned on by app when we are away from house and coming home...very dark doorway.. the light switch is wired over the live feeds .. And the switch I have purchased...
  28. M

    2 gang Smart switch replacing standard 2 gang

    Ok o noticed a question on here before I'm looking at replacing my porch and in doorway switch with a smart switch so it can be turned on by app when we are away from house and coming home...very dark doorway.. the light switch is wired over the live feeds .. And the switch I have purchased...
  29. K

    HELP. Back plate wiring to smart heating hub HELP

    Trying to install Drayton wiser hub r... The backplate has previously been wired and is as in picture. Attached. The diagram is in instructions as how it needs to be. Attached. Which wired need to go where.. Please help
  30. D

    Smart light switch no neutral

    I purchased a smart light switch an when i went to install it i noticed i didn't have a neutral at the switch so i couldn't use it. We have some smart light bulbs but the family keep using the switches and get annoyed at the whole setup hence why i purchased a smart light switch. Is there a...
  31. B

    Old wiring, new 3 gang smart wall switch

    Hello, I'm trying to install my new smart switch, however when I disconnected my old switch I was confused. Firstly the colours of the wires, I was expecting to see live, earth and neutral, but was instead greeted with black, red and copper. Secondly I realised I was sent a unit with 3...
  32. P

    Domestic Creating Neutral in 2-Gang Switch from Conventional T&E Wiring

    Hello all, New to this site but have been doing DIY electrics for about a year now. I'm looking to upgrade the lighting in my living room to incorporate a smart, 2-gang dimmer switch, which requires Neutral. I know this is a problem that many people have posted and discussed online before and...
  33. L

    New guy looking for advice on installing smart light switch.

    Hello everybody, Just needed some expert advice on installing some smart light switches. As you can see from the images it looks like I have a neutral at the switch but where does the 2 wires going into 1 go and where does the wire going into L go on the smart light switch?
  34. Shoei

    Domestic Amazon - Interesting advice for wiring a Sonoff smart switch

    Sonoff T1 eu 1c Smart WiFi RF APP Touch Control Wall Light Switch 1 2 Gang 86 Type UK Panel Smart Home The intelligent switch is only applicable when connected to neutral line. If there is no neutral line available, you can draw a neutral line from the wall socket to connect to this device...
  35. N

    Domestic Smart Switching for the home.

    Any recommendations on smart switching for the home? Would like it Alexa compatible.
  36. G

    Domestic Smart light switch installation

    hi im currently looking in to smart lights for my alexa to control. My flat is about 6 years old and my current swich is a double that has two browns and two blues going in to separate bits of the switch with 2 earth wires connected at the back of the box. Can anyone tell me if the blues will be...
  37. Gavin John Hyde

    Smart EV charger requirements

    I install EV chargers, often under the OLEV scheme. next year all chargers subsidised by the government will have to be 'smart' we all know how the smart meter roll out is going! but it seems only a matter of time before they determine that cars can only be charged at certain times etc or must...
  38. M

    Smart Thermostat Recomendation

    I'm having some issues in my new property, with the installed Danfoss programmer, Danfoss TP9000 trouble shooting - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/danfoss-tp9000-trouble-shooting.168830/ for those curious. When the developer has fixed the fault, I've decided to bin the Danfoss...
  39. T

    Smart meters yes or no?

    Been an electrician for around 10 years and always get asked about my view on smart meters. Which every time I’m asked I say that I’m unsure on the whole matter.... Recently moved house and in the middle of renovating it. Just had a letter through about changing over to smart meters for Gas &...
  40. A

    Neutral at light switch

    hi guys I’m thinking of future prodding my lighting circuit if I ever want to go for smart switches. I understand I’ll need a 35mm back box and I believe a neutral is required at the switch. I’m and running a new circuit in my house for it and would prefer to run the feeds in and out at the...
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