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    Leaving a window shutter switch pressed after it ran its course

    Hello everyone, I have an electric window shutter in my aparment and it has these switches: When i press one of them I have to keep doing it until the shutter has closed/opened. Lately I started to stick a toothpick in the switch and let the shutter run its course by itself, and save those...
  2. OnlQQker

    Live To The Lights Or Switch (Lighting Circuit)

    So an electrician on a job I was working on took the live lighting cable to the switches and then off to the lights. This was the first time I'd seen this and he said it made it much easier to add more lights to the cable plus tap into it if somebody wanted to put in a 2 gang for an outside...
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    IR test on TP+N Switch

    Good Afternoon I was wonder the correct procedure to carry out a IR test on TP+N switch , i been told the tpn switch shouldn't be switch on for this test , i believe if the load are remove the switch should be on so i would test the complete circuit Thank for you help
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    Light Switch Wiring

    Hi, I’m trying to replace a broken light switch in the downstairs toilet. There is only one switch that controls the light and also the fan. Here is a photo of the current switch and how it’s wired: (Electricity is turned off) I purchased a 10 Amp Single 1 way Switch to replace it and noticed...
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    UK Light switch or pull cord in WC

    Hi all I have built a WC with a basin for hand washing. There is no shower or bath in there, just a toilet and basin. I don’t want to install the light switch outside the WC and don’t want a pull cord inside. I would like to install a wall switch on the inside, which would be located to the...
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    What is this Switch?

    Can anyone help me identify this type of switch? I pulled it out of my church. Obviously someone previously painted over it, but it controls a quad box above it. Any help on the name of this switch and the type of tool used to control it would be helpful.
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    Light Circuit incorporating WiFi switch and mechanical switch

    I'm a DIYer with some electrical knowledge. My questions relate to the attached diagram. Firstly, is the principle sound? Secondly, does the neutral at the feed end of the WiFi switch need to be connected to anything and, if so, where?
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    Powering a new light from a 2 way switch

    Hi, currently we have 2 uplights on the front of our property and we are looking to add a 3rd onto a new porch that has been built. The current lighting has a 2 way switch so the lights can be switched on and off from the garage or by the front door. Looking at my poor attempt of a diagram...
  9. Pip

    DOL starter switch Trips out

    Advise Please. Called out to my local farm, who deal in fruit and veg, to a DOL starter switch which cuts out after a minute or so. This switch controls a 415V 5 amp 3 phase motor running a conveyor belt, and has done so for a number of years. I replaced the switch with a second hand one I had...
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    Dimmer switch single pole, no lights

    Hi guys. Sorry for the sad post but I thought this was a simple plug and play... So I have two light switches in my basement living room controlling one light fixture each independently. They are pot lights and too bright so I decided to buy replacement dimmers for both. Again each switch is...
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    UK Wiring 2 Gang Switch - Sonoff WiFi Switch

    Hi All, I have recently purchased a 2 Gang Sonoff WiFi Switch to replace my old 2 gang switch. My old switch controls 2 set of lights, one is outside house and one is inside in the hall. I have read online that in UK one needs to have an Neutral to be able to successfully use these Smart...
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    Where do I put the dimmer switch?

    I have 2 (one gang) on/off light switches in my lounge (one at each end of the lounge). I'd like to change one of them over to a (one gang, two way) dimmer switch. One back box has lots of wires - I think the wires are going in and out of there. The other back box has fewer - I think this is...
  13. Doomed

    Bathroom light switch

    So we are refitting the bathroom and the wife does not want a pull cord anymore. The only contact IP rated switches I can find are low voltage or battery wireless ones that are suitable for a bathroom both of which may be fine for the moment, but I just dont fancy the long term possible faults...
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    Unable to use timer with LED lamp (possible to bypass switch?)

    Hi, I’ll start off by saying I’m not qualified but have done some electrical work before and do the odd bit of DIY where I can. I have an LED lamp that I would like to use with a plug in timer and it turns off fine. The problem is when it turns back on power goes to the built in switch (see...
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    3way light switch, 1 light works 2 don’t help

    Have a 3 way light switch (three separate lights) one light works (middle switch) 2 don’t. Think that the 2 that don’t work shorted out when a multi socket plug was inserted in adjacent room. That plug still works. Anyone got any ideas?
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    Swapping double two way light switch for two way double dimmer

    Hi I am replacing a two way two gang switch for the same but a dimmer. I got interrupted mid way through and now can’t remember which wire is which and where it goes! Rookie mistake I know. Can you please help?
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    No neutral smart switch, faulty?

    Hi, I've just purchased a 2 gang no neutral smart switch, however I was sent 3 gang. I thought i'd use it anyway. When i connected the common(S) to "L" & Switch live "L1" & "L3", nothing happened, switch didn't light up, lights didn't come on. My current switch operates 2x lots of led down...
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    Problems fitting Fused Timer Spur Switch

    I purchased a 7 day timer fused spur switch to replace a standard fused spur on a downstairs wc electric towel radiator. It seemed like it would be a simply swap out. However, it looks like the water supply earth bonding is connected into here and uses a thicker earth cable than the new spur...
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    Help to identify this wall switch

    Hi! The house was built in 1978. There is a wall switch of a style and function I cannot identify. The switch is like a rocker switch but it goes in both directions and springs back to level again. One is in a bathroom and the other in a den.
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    Switching maintained emg lights

    How do i go about wiring maintained emgs that switch on with lighting controlled by a sensor ? There will also be a test kit.
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    Old wiring in light switch

    Hi there, i am trying to fit a new 10a 2 gang 2 way light switch. I have removed the old switch to reveal this... the new switch doesn’t have the same number as holes as the old one so I don’t know which wire goes where. Please can someone help. The new switch looks like this... Thank you for...
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    Help needed for new 2 gang dimmer light switch

    hi all, I've tried googling this but cant seem to find all the info I need. Im trying to replace an existing 2 gang dimmer switch with a new one I bought. The room has 2 wall lights (operated by one switch) and a ceiling light operated by the other (which does not work). I've installed a...
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    No neutral wire for smart switch?

    Hi all, first post here, let’s go. So I’m installing a smart switch in my kitchen and after pulling the existing switch out I noticed that there are only two cables in the wall box. Each of the two goes to the switch with a simple straight connection. I’m assuming that these are both live...
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    Is there anything I can do with a dual switch for a former ceiling fan?

    Greetings! I am seeking the advice from a more experienced electrician. I have removed a ceiling fan from my living room that had a separate on/off switch for the fan and the light. It has been changed to a regular flush mount light (i.e. one black, one white, and ground wire). Is there anything...
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    Putting a Light Switch into a Junction Box

    So, I'm trying to replace a mess of a junction box and add my new outside light to it, using a 4 way junction box. It originally had two flourescent strips lights, a Light Switch and the outdoor light on it. I can add all the lights to it and they work fine, but when I then add the light switch...
  26. PeakSteve

    Sonoff Wi Fi DIY MINI smart switch issue.

    Has anyone had an intermittency issue with a Sonoff DIY MINI smart switch? This switch takes a voltage-free switch circuit (i.e. your old switch cable(s), separated from the mains) across it's inputs S1 and S2. Any change of state of the light switch(es) will change the output of the device...
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    Loop at switch landing light

    Hi, had rewire, but didn't spec landing light that could be switched off from downstairs etc doh. Sparky said it's an easy thing to do, but will need to use wago boxes as he said no way to get all cables in back box even though they are deep ones. Mrs wants double gang, ie can switch both lights...
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    Smart Light Switch Wiring

    Hi, I've bought a smart light switch to replace a GET dimmer switch and I'm having some issues. My spark wired in the original dimmer and I have a live, switched live and earth cable to the socket, which is wired to a live and 'switched' terminal. The new smart switch has a standard layout of...
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    Two way switch problem

    Hi guys Wanted a little help. Have a two way switch for the landing. I have 2 twin and earth wires coming into the ceiling rose. I've tested the wires in the ceiling rose and found no permenant line. I took the switch apart and tested the conductors at the back. One twin and earth (red...
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    Light fitting.

    Hey guys. I've fitted 3 LED chandeliers with no issues. Doing the 4th and having a big issue. Everytime I switch it off, the breaker trips. This one has 2 mains connections coming into the light as opposed to just one with the others. Any ideas?
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    Help ! New light fitting wont switch off !

    Hi just fitted a 2nd hand light fitting to an older light I removed , now the wires a from the ceiling are 3 red 1 black and earth wire . I connected the 3 red wires together to one wire of the light fitting and the black one to the other and the earths together, now unfortunately the wires on...
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    Three way switch?

    Hi, I am working on upgrading from two ballasts to one for one of my lights in my new basement (just purchased home). After removing the two ballasts and installing only one I realized that I have two sets of wires. On has a B&W and the other has a W&G. They’re both operated by two different...
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    UK Are surge protection devices fitted before or after the main switch

    Are surge protection devices fitted before or after the main switch
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    UK Kitchen socket trip switch keeps triggering RCD even when nothing is plugged in.

    Hello & Merry Christmas, Last week when waking up the lights and sockets in the bedrooms upstairs were off, along with the ground floor kitchen sockets. Flipping the RCD, and the trip switch for the kichen sockets and upstairs lights seemed to work fine - we have no new appliance installed or...
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    Any Ideas Whats Happened To This Switch?

    Hi All, This morning we had a power failure of our shower. When I took the switch off the wall to check for any issues I noticed a section on the load side had "blown" for want of a better word. I'm assuming its something to do with overheating but not sure - any advice? Thanks, Josh
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    Dodgy light switch

    Hi hoping for a little bit of advice. My light switch in the kitchen is playing up. When switched off the lights keep flicking and in the switch I can sometimes see a little light. Do you think moisture has got into the switch?
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    Replacing 2 gang light switch - has 1 Intermediate module

    Hello - thanks for opening my post :-) I'm asking for help with finding what and where to buy a replacement light switch / or just the module This light switch controls 2 hallway lights downstairs and 1 light on the upstairs landing. The problem currently is that the 2 light downstairs are not...
  38. T

    3Ph switch

    Hi, i have a 3 ph tyre changer here which seems to have lost power. Everything works ok when doing small size tyres but the motor wont turn when trying to removing a larger size tyre, it just hums. The motor seems fine when checked with a multimeter. However the switch has one phase live at...
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    Wiring newer Lutron style 3-way light switch

    Hi guys I'd like to switch out the old rocker light switches with Lutron style. The 3-way ones have terminals X, Y, Z in the picture all on one side. The Newer style has two on the right, one on the left, A, B, C (ignoring the earth). Could any kind person please tell me the map from X, Y, Z...
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    Recently changed a light switch which controlled 2 lights. Now only 1 light works. Pictures included

    There are 2 sets of lights surrounding my house outside. One set is a single light next to the door, a standard outdoor lamp. The second is a series of spot lights under the roof to the house. There was previously a single light switch in the living room which controlled both sets of lights...
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