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  1. G

    16-Module Split Load Main Switch Consumer Unit issue

    I have an issue with finding out which of the ring circuits is causing the breaker to trip when any appliance is switched on it, can anyone tell me how to find out? I believe one part of a ring circuits is on one side and the other is on the other side of the split and I believe this is...
  2. M

    Infra-red switch in Bathroom?

    Hi all, I’m hoping someone may be able to clear up something. We do have an electrician but he is unsure of whether this can be done or not so is currently re-reading through the 18th edition. So the scenario is this, we are currently re-doing our bathroom. It will have IP65 led down lights, 2...
  3. V

    A Bad 3-Way Switch Can Cause Failure of the Other?

    Can a bad 3-Way switch cause another not to work, thus preventing either switch from turning on the light? Is this always the case? Thanks
  4. R

    Advice on wiring into an existing single light, 2 switch circuit

    Good evening guys, New to this forum but seeking some advice if possible. I am in the process on installing downlight in my bedroom as the single light is just not enough to cover the room, and am hoping to daisy chain them together. My current set up is a single light fitting with 2 switches...
  5. L

    Light switch sparking only when off

    Hi I’m looking for some advice on a sparking light switch. This is only happening when the light switch is off. When it’s on there is no problem and the lights work fine I have changed the light switch but this hasn’t helped
  6. T

    Can a remote control ceiling fan operate have a wall installed light/ fan switch too?

    Can a remote controlled ceiling fan have a wall mounted light / fan switch installed to operate the ceiling fan too?
  7. B

    Replacing switch on a domestic heater - DIY question

    Hi. I want to replace a faulty switch on a heater circuit but need some advice - photo of circuit attached. Heater has 2 simple on/off switches - one turns a 1Kw circuit of heaters on, the other a 1.5kw circuit of heaters on, both can be on separately or together to give a possible 3 levels of...
  8. keniff

    roller shutter switch

    hi guys, i have been asked to swap over a key switch as its damaged, when i opened up the switch its not your typical common with 2 no contacts, it has one NO contact and one NC contact, can anyone explain how it works? im just swapping like for like but just don't understand how it works with...
  9. D

    3 lights, 2 switch panel, and no clue

    I'm trying to help an older neighbor that bit off more than he can chew. It was a two switch light panel that controlled a shower light(one switch) and also a closet light and overhead light(both tied to the 2nd switch). He removed the existing switch panel in an attempt to change which lights...
  10. D

    can I change a hortsmann E7 to a conventional emersion switch

    We have recently moved into a property that previously had economy 7 (storage heaters and boiler) but the storage heaters have been replaced by simplix fan heaters and tariff changed to single supply when they were removed - but we are having problems with the water heater with is hortsmann E7 -...
  11. F

    UK I replaced the light and now my heater switch won't switch on.

    Hi I replaced few of the lights 4 to be precise 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs and now my heater won't turn on. Is it just the coincidence? Did I make a mistake? All the other socket is working but the switch next to the heater won't turn on. I replaced the fuse.. also, if I am correct, light and...
  12. L

    Smart switch wiring on a 3 way switch

    How do i wire this?
  13. N

    There was mirror with led lights,with no switch for the light from the power source .can rocker switch be use (240v Ac power soutet

    There was mirror with led lights,with no switch for the light from the power source .can rocker switch be use (240v Ac power source)
  14. C

    Time Delay/Lag Switch Issue

    Hello all! I work in maintenance and one of the properties I maintain has a issue with the timer switches in the corridor. They don’t turn off when you press any other switch other than the master switch and it seems to function normally. However I did notice that when you press a two of the...
  15. C

    PIR parallel to Switch makes short circuit

    Hi, I have lighting in the bathroom plus an extractor fan. There is one switch for the lights and one switch higher up for the fan. I installed a PIR in the bathroom and wnated it to turn both lighting and the fan in parallel to the switch. I fed the PIR from the fan's permanent F and took the...
  16. J

    Adding a dimmer switch to in wall timer

    I put in led high hats in my soffit outside. They are operated by a timer switch. The problem is the lights are too bright. I want to add a dimmer switch to tone down the brightness. I tried to do it myself by adding a dimmer switch in between timer and lights. I tried all combinations...
  17. B

    1 way switch with key switch

    how would you wire this? Key switch for emergency lights And normal one way for standard lights (maintained fitting) both on grid switch Emergency switch has L1 - N1 and L2 - N2 Normal has 1 in and 2 and 3 out Feed to L1-N1 and link to 1 on normal switch Perm from L2 - N2 to fitting Switch...
  18. TonyMitchell

    Photoelectric Cell Sensor Light Switch

    I'm looking for a photoelectric cell solution for two way light switching at the top of a ground floor staircase that descends to a basement. As the staircase enclosure is a feature in itself (open, oak bird cage effect) there is no option to attach a conventional switch anywhere. We've wired...
  19. R

    Domestic Automatic Transfer Switch and earthing system installation advice

    Hi, I am planning to install a hybrid solar/wind power system. When it comes to 230V AC, I'd like to supply power to a home circuit with mainly LED lighting, It will draw probably never more than a few hundred watts. This circuit is connected on the main breaker panel to a 10A breaker,one pole...
  20. T

    2 gang light switch to a smart light switch

    Hi looking for some advice if poss. Recently I purchased a smart switch to replace on in my man cave and I'm a little stuck on how to wire it up. It controls 2 lights no 2 way switching. I have attached 2 pics one of my existing switch and one of my smart switch all input is appreciated thanks.
  21. C

    Heated seat switch mitsubishi

    Advice needed. I am wanting to use a heated seat switch from a mitsubishi to trigger some camping lights and a reverse light. Can anyone confirm that it would be possible to use this switch for such a purpose. Can wire through relay of required. Just need confirmation that these switches work as...
  22. A

    Switch with on-off light

    Hi everyone, this is my first post in this very lively forum! Thanks in advance to those who will answer my (hope not too silly) question. I'm not expert but i can safely handle electricity and stuff. Please reply in not-too-technical terms as I'm a bit rusty :) thank you. I have a switch on...
  23. S

    UK Wiring emergency lights

    Hi Guys, how would you wire three gang two way switch for emergency lights so you have 3 feeds coming to the switch aswell as 3, 3 core and earth going to the light aswell as 3, 3 core and earth being strappers to the others 3 gang two way switch new to electrics so help would be appreciated cheers
  24. V

    I need help to wire a light switch

    Hello guys! I need help to connect a light switch to a socket. I'll attach 2 pictures so you can see how it is supposed to be connected. I'm really sorry for my stupid question, I just have no idea how to do it. Thank you!
  25. ajmayers

    2 gang and 1 gang switch change help

    Hi In our hall we have an old 2 gang switch which controls the downstairs and upstairs lights. There is also a 2nd 1 gang switch upstairs which just controls the upstairs light. I am struggling to figure the wiring on the new switches, can anyone help which wire goes where on the new...
  26. S

    Light switch height

    Hi Having my flat re-wires. It’s on the first floor, with no disabled access. Electrician is saying light switches have to be a max of 1200mm from floor (about 400mm lower than their current position!). I realise that this is the standard for new builds - but does it apply to old properties...
  27. S

    Location of isolator switch - bathroom fan

    Just having a bathroom fan installed. It's an intelligent unit that runs continuously but thought it best to have an isolator switch. Have been told the isolator switch has to be outside the bathroom on the hall wall above the bathroom door. We would prefer to have it in the hall cupboard...
  28. C

    6 Gang vertical light switch?

    Can anyone help source a new white plastic switch to directly replace the one in the picture without having to install a new back box? It's 15cm tall; hence two standard switches won't fit.
  29. Z

    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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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!
  33. D

    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.
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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?
  39. 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!!
  40. 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
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