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  1. Michaelp

    Press Switches and Labeling

    Dont have the switches yet but iam searching and looking for ways to label them too.These switches will be used on a plc system. Ideally will be press/push 4 gang or more and if there is a light background option would be nice. I have use some touch switches but find them not so reliable.If you...
  2. S

    Complicated dual tariff arrangement with four main switches.

    Hi Folks I'm used to (and understand reasonably well) simple dual tariff arrangements with two main switches (either two separate consumer units or a duplex). But I occasionally come across, and am now quoting for changing consumer units for a more complex arrangement that I don't full...
  3. R

    Domestic Double dimmer switch - swapping round switches

    Hi all, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to light switches but managed to wire a single normal switch a few years back so thought I'd be okay with tackling this job but in truth I can't work out where to start! The issue is that in our living room we have a double dimmer switch but the...
  4. T

    AM2 lighting circuit - confusion

    I know this has probably been asked a dozen times on this forum but I just want to make sure that I'm doing this the correct way before going into my exam. I got told that in the am2 I need to have neutrals at every switch in connecters. I have never done it this at work hence the confusion...
  5. C

    3 Gang and 2 Gang -2 way wall switches

    Hello Every one , I just joined. I am looking for help in wiring a 3 and 2 Gang- 2 way switch. I will be using the 3 gangs as 1 way switches, and a couple of the 2 Gangs a 2 way switches. Switches were imported from china, and came without any diagrams. I checked on the internet and found many...
  6. M

    Domestic Dimmer switches and LED Bulbs

    Hey folks, I just wanted to check something. I have 3 x 4W LED light bulbs on a 400W dimmer switch. I’ve read all this stuff about making sure the dimmer Wattage is right for the LED bulbs but it doesn’t say anything about the dimmer Watts being to high? Would this affect the Bulbs? They...
  7. The apprentice

    any advice on fireman switches

    hi there iam just looking for a little advice on fireman switches on how they are wired and how they disconnect power cant find anything so just a little post here thanks for your time
  8. B

    LED control with two switches/dimmers

    Hello, I want to install LED downlights controlled from two different dimmers/switches. So the plan is to have one of the following options have first switch as 2-way 400W dimmer switch like this, and second as 2-way smart on/off switch like this have both switches as 2-way 400W dimmer switches...
  9. AlmondSauce

    Dodgy Legrand switches

    We seem to have a spate of Legrand light switches in our house that have failed in a rather "interesting" (read: dangerous) way - the plastic switch covers seem to get loose over time and then eventually just fall off, exposing the live contacts underneath: I've since gone through and...
  10. T

    Multi way switching using only 1 way switches?

    Hi My bungalow hall lights can be turned on and off from 4 different switches. I was expecting these switches to be a mix of 3 way and intermediate switches, but all 4 of them are just 1 way switches. I now have a problem that my hall lights are permanently turned on, and none of the switches...
  11. G

    Replacement Switches for Memera 3 Board

    Good afternoon all I have a friend whose flat has a Memera 3 consumer board, which has the push-button test MCBs. One of them does not trip when when the button is pressed, so obviously I wish to replace this for her. However, it seems to be difficult to get hold of these now. I wonder if...
  12. M

    Replacing Pneumatic old time switches with electronic

    Hello, I wanted to get an electrician to replace 3 x pneumatic time lag switches with electronic types. Currently there are 2 lights and 3 switches...If you press more than one pneumatic switch the light stays on until the last switch runs out. I wanted to buy the switches for the electrician...
  13. happyhippydad

    Why are 'most' LED dimmer switches limited to 10 led's?

    As in the title. The varilight V-pro and MK intelligent dimmer both say they can dim up to a maximum of 10 LED's. Why can they dim no more, even if the maximum wattage is not reached? I can find no explanation on their sites. Zano produce a dimmer which can dim a much higher amount of LED's...
  14. D

    Re using Bakelite switches

    Evening All Just quoting for a re-wire and the customer has asked if he can keep his original bakelite switches, not sure about this but guessing he can't as they don't conform to current BSEN. Can anyone point me the right direction?? Cheers in advance
  15. J

    Domestic Wireless lighting without wired switches

    Hello, I bought my house last year and had a look in the consumer unit before I bought it and it had a dual RCD board and all PVC cable inside including a periodic inspection report that said it was compliant. However when I came to remove some pendants to replace fittings I realised all the...
  16. M

    Electric roller shutters - 2 new switches don’t work the single shutters from 2 switches.

    In my house in Spain, I have just replaced 2 switches that controlled a single motorised shutter (the pair of switches in photos - NB, shutters are the middle of the cluster, other 2 being, 2-pin socket and a light switch) on a bed headboard that controlled a motorised window shutter. The...
  17. 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...
  18. J

    Oven and hob cable size and isolating switches

    Thanks for adding me to the forum. I have done quite a bit of electrical work around the house adding sockets, and at our current house I put in some new ring mains and lighting circuits, all subject to third party certification and with the new consumer unit installed by a qualified...
  19. J

    internal house hallway, 2 way lighting, customer wants to retain 2 way light switches but add aPIR

    Hi Guys, customer's house hall has 2 way light switched circuit, I have been asked to add a separate PIR to the existing light circuit to allow the lights to come on when PIR is activated, he wants to retain the existing 2 way switches as overall on/ off control when required independent of...
  20. S

    Indoor Light switches with 40mm instead of 60mm

    Hi, Does anyone know if i can still get indoor light switches with the older style 40mm between screws istead of the more standard 60mm between screws? Ive been looking for a while and cant find any, the house was build in the 30's im guessing that was the standard back then. Cheers
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