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    UK Fused Switch vs Isolator

    My oven has a switch above it, I think this is called an isolator switch, but my dishwasher and washing machine have a fused switch. My question is why wouldn't you put a fused switch above the oven also? wouldn't this make accessing and replacing the fuse easier? Installation was done at the...
  2. R

    Advice on wiring 4 gang switch

    Hi, looking to change my 4 gang switch, what I have is 4 grey wires, each with a red and black wire, I've been told by local sparky that each red wire goes into COM, and each black wire(with small red sleeve If that's relevant) goes into L1. However at the moment only the 1st and 3rd switches...
  3. E

    USA Adding two lights to an existing 3-way switch?

    Current situation: Great room is greatly deprived of light in one-half of the room. Solution: Add two recessed lights to the current figuration. I'm not sure how exactly to connect the new lights to the existing lights. I have seen where some explain to connect directly to one light and not...
  4. C

    Help with light switch plz

    Question, which wires do I hook up where? There is no ground. 2 W&B wires paired up. I want to seperate the fan and light, they are both connected to a single switch I would like to make a 2 switch. Photos of all included. Thanks!
  5. 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.
  6. T

    Domestic Help with light switch replace

    I just tried to replace the light switch but I didn't took a picture or even try to look how it was wired. I'm getting out of my mind I've tried 3 new switches and it keeps turning down the main circuit breaker when I try to turn on the light what am I doing wrong ? I connected brown to brown...
  7. G

    Canada Help w Switch on Hobby Project

    Hey Everyone I just wanna start off by saying I dabble in little bits of electronics for prop making - just lights and sounds and stuff, motors, pretty basic stuff. I bought a switch a while back with the intent to use it and did not... I was wondering if someone could help me with putting it...
  8. Pinners27

    old 2-way lighting switch - not sure how to change over

    I'm trying to change over a 2-way switch in my hallway (that controls an upstairs and downstairs light) and can't for the life of me work out where each cable from the old switch should go in the new one. There are two cables in common (red top right and yellow bottom left) Blue to L1 Red to...
  9. P

    new timer switch

    Hi I have 3 light switches in a single box. 1 switch controls the hallway lights, the 2nd switch controls the garage inside lights and the 3rd switch controls the outside lights. I would like to replace the outside light switch with a timer switch. The switch I will take out has 2 black wires...
  10. T

    Schneider 63a single phase switch fuse

    Has anyone used a Scheider 63a single phase switch fuse before? Im just wondering whether they need crimped connections or whether its a terminal?
  11. 2

    Replacing Light Switch for a Closet Light.

    Here is a picture of the original setup. I see one blue wire and one black wire. Now, How would I about wiring this new Switch. Any Help would be greatly appreciated!!
  12. Leesparkykent

    MK 3 position switch

    Does anyone know the part number for the MK 3 position switch ? I don’t want it to be retractive as I want perm, off and switched? Thanks
  13. D

    Emergency Lighting contactor switch over

    Hi Everyone. Working on a self contained emergency lighting system. There are 70 emergency lights over 3 floors. The emergencies are wired on a separate circuit from the local lights but fed from the same DB. I require the supply for the self contained (batt back up) lights to disconnect...
  14. 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...
  15. M

    Request for advice: switch for lathe

    (small workshop) The lathe is a Myford ML7. It has a rotary switch on -- off -- reverse. I have been asked to look into the possibility of fitting a proper machine switch with on -- off buttons & emergency stop & ZVR. 1. There is nothing to stop you turning the switch the wrong way & starting...
  16. S

    100a Isolation Switch Cost

    Hello Everyone Despite buying electricians gloves, other ppe, 25mm tails and the switch itself I'd still rather it be done by someone a/ qualified and b/ has done it many times before. Only worse case would I consider c/ .... Anyway, I guess there are some variables so maybe hard to get an...
  17. P

    wired switch to remote?

    hi all, i have a garage door wireless remote clipped on my motorbike. it's too large to attach anywhere near the handlebars so i'd like to add a small button on the handlebars that is wired in to said wireless unit to send that signal when pressed and in range of the receiver....does anyone know...
  18. I

    8 Gang Grid Switch relacement

    Hi, Hoping that someone can advise before we go ahead and instruct a qualified electrician to carry out this job. We currently have a white plastic 8 Gang Grid Switch Panel in our kitchen but following some recent tiling would now like to change it for a similar fitting but in polished chrome. I...
  19. Y

    Domestic Green Brook Dimmable Ceiling Pull Switch - DIMPULLSW-C

    Hi, I have just purchased the above product but the installation instructions are a bit vague. Please would you be able to tell me how to wire this fitting. I have attached a picture of my existing product and also a picture of the new fitting. I'm not sure where to place the live and...
  20. C

    9/24 triple switch

    I'm sorry if my question is a bit basic but this part is not in my field. Can somebody tell me how do I do to wire a 9/24 triple switch circuit? Thank´s a lot!!!
  21. V

    Domestic OTransfer switch for 30A dryer receptacle

    I have a question about adding a second receptacle on a 30A 240 circuit. I have a 10-30 receptacle in my laundry room. Unused since I have a gas dryer. That wall is shared with my garage. I want to put a second 10-30 receptacle in my garage for use with my electric vehicle. I have seen transfer...
  22. Dmouck

    Three way wiring to single pole switch

    I tried to put in a smart switch, which should be simple enough but when I took the plate off I was surprised at what I saw. There are two lights controlled by the switch, but still single pole switch. The feed wire is three way with one hot going to one light and the other hot going to the...
  23. S

    Switch in brick wall door opening

    Hello All So the wife wants to put a switch in a patio door opening. Wall is a cavity wall. I couldn't see in section 7.3.2 of my onsite guide that it was expressly forbidden but equally I wouldn't know where the cable should be run to be compliant because the safe zone seems to assume the...
  24. S

    Adding PV diverter to battery system - using delay switch??

    I am trying to add an Apollo Gem diverter to my battery grid tied system (Victron ESS). It is not going to work because both systems are fighting for the surplus solar power to either charge the battery or divert to immersion. If I add a delay timer switch in the immersion circuit so the load to...
  25. P

    Does a 13A plug in oven need to be wired into a cooker switch in rental properties ?

    Hi, a landlord got in touch this weekend as they wanted to change an old gas oven for an electric one in their rental property. It would be a small single oven, under 1.5 kwh, and comes supplied and fitted with a plug from the manufacturer. The plan was simply to plug this into an available...
  26. M

    Recommend me a network switch?

    Bit of background, finished wiring my place a while back and I have run cat6 to numerous places around the house. I've installed hundreds and hundreds of data cables in the past and have a reasonable idea of how it all works, however I could do with some input from more experienced (in setting...
  27. Michaelwgroves

    Domestic EICR Code for switch in bathroom.

    I've just completed an EICR and found a switch for towel rail in bathroom. It is located outside zones. There is no RCD on this circuit, this is coded elsewhere. My first thought was as located within 3M, Reg 701.512.3 code C2 But upon reading reg properly it specifically refers to sockets. I...
  28. A

    Domestic Heatstrip THE3200r Trips Switch

    Our sparky has just installed 2 x Heatstrip THE 3200 strip heaters (13A Max Each) which keep tripping the switches in the power board. We have checked the cabling (20A Max Each) as well as the Power board (50A) to ensure capacity. Reading the manual the guide recommends hardwiring the heaters...
  29. A

    240v LED Strip Light on Mains switch

    Hi all, Hoping for some guidance, which would be much appreciated. I currently have some Florescent Lights under my kitchen cabinets operated by a light switch and would like to replace with LED strip lighting. I have purchased some 1 Metre 240V LED strip which is fitted with a 3A UK plug...
  30. polo1

    BS number MK 3 phase main switch

    Anyone advise the BS number of this main switch...
  31. F

    Light switch reversed

    Have just replaced an old single plastic light switch with stainless steel version (also added an earth wie to connect switch to metal back box). Original had Red wire into Com, Yellow in L1 and Red in L2 - all single wires. New switch was identical setup and I marked cables before removing...
  32. A

    Brushed brass switch

    Hi all, I’m trying to identify the brand of accessories in the attached pic please. It’s brushed brass with the brush lines going horizontally... I’ve only found ones with vertical brushed lines so far. Cheers Andy
  33. P

    Commercial Dating old Bill switch fuses

    Testing a set of offices today and each floor is fed from the switch fuses (?) in the basement. There is a separate set of fuses for each floor in a Ryefield board but I am trying to date the overall installation. The switch fuses are as shown and I suspect contain asbestos - and before anyone...
  34. J

    Switch before or after transformer?

    Hello- I'm planning to install a bunch of LED lights in my kitchen cabinets. The idea is to have a small LED strip turn on automatically when opening the cabinet door. I've found a 12v LED strip that can be cut into 30cm long sections that will be perfect for my application, along with some...
  35. R

    Domestic Twin PIR on 1 lighting circuit with cut off switch

    Hi, Trying to plan for my single outside lighting circuit to be controlled by two PIR's. I've tried to draw it out (image below). My plan is that if the PIR switch is on and light switch is off, the lights will run with PIR. If the PIR switch is off, and the light switch is on, then lights...
  36. J

    Multi way switch fuse isolator

    Anyone know of a MSDB type panel to install after don and supplier equipment similar to a MSDB that will take 18 individual cut out/ meter feeds for distribution of the new sub mains to a block of flats. 9 off peak and 9 peak to 9 flats. To be switched and fused @ 60 a. So tight for space don’t...
  37. C

    Domestic Electric shower pull switch isolator

    Hi, my neighbour has had to change his electric shower (6kw) pull switch (32A) 3 times in 4yrs. Apart from it possibly being poor quality switches he,s replacing, I was wondering if there is any reason not to leave the pull switch isolator in the "on" position. Thanks
  38. M

    Water Pump requires Type A differential switch (RCD?)!

    I am installing a DAB Divertron 1000 water pump in a rainwater harvesting tank and was surprised to discover that the enclosed "Safety Instructions" booklet states "The differential switch protecting the system must be correctly sized and must be of the "Class A" type. It must guarantee...
  39. J

    help needed to bypass touch switch on led light

    I want to bypass the touch sensor on this aquarium light on the wrg side so i can connect it to a mechanical timer. Any help appreciated please see attached picture.
  40. spud1

    Overall main switch where the installtion has off peak heating ?

    What is everyone's general procedure for provision of an overall installation main switch isolator where an installation has two DB's - one off peak, one on peak? Is it crucial a linked 4 pole main switch be installed to isolate both sets of tails or can a dispensation be made with some clear...
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