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planning on having some two way switching put in but controlled from four places so will need to have intermediate switches I'm planning on controlling six rooms from different places inside a house so can turn downstairs room lights on from upstairs so not only two way switches but intermediate switches in between needs installing that would mean six pairs of strappers at each intermediate switch using 1.5mm three core and earth now the question is would that be too many cables at the intermediate switches or would it be ok planning all this work for security and wife's peace of mind.
many thanks for any advice.
 
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planning on having some two way switching put in but controlled from four places so will need to have intermediate switches I'm planning on controlling six rooms from different places inside a house so can turn downstairs room lights on from upstairs so not only two way switches but intermediate switches in between needs installing that would mean six pairs of strappers at each intermediate switch using 1.5mm three core and earth now the question is would that be too many cables at the intermediate switches or would it be ok planning all this work for security and wife's peace of mind.
IMO I think you should get a spark in to see if possible it can be done .
 
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thank you for quick replying I've been doing electrics for 42 years and never blown a fuse i thought i would double check that there would be too many cables in the one switch.
 

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planning on having some two way switching put in but controlled from four places so will need to have intermediate switches I'm planning on controlling six rooms from different places inside a house so can turn downstairs room lights on from upstairs so not only two way switches but intermediate switches in between needs installing that would mean six pairs of strappers at each intermediate switch using 1.5mm three core and earth now the question is would that be too many cables at the intermediate switches or would it be ok planning all this work for security and wife's peace of mind.
many thanks for any advice.
 

Tony Reidy

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thank you for quick replying I've been doing electrics for 42 years and never blown a fuse i thought i would double check that there would be too many cables in the one switch.
Madness, just get plug in sockets connected to your phone(various types) and plug in table lamps
 

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Why do you need 3 cores for intermediates, can you do it with twin instead?
1 mm instead of 1.5 ?

Have you considered using technology?
Loads of options available, rf switches are probably the cheapest and easiest option..
Or if you have loads of money there is even better options
 
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Madness, just get plug in sockets connected to your phone(various types) and plug in table lamps
have to go down this route health condition prevents me from having a mobile phone and because of wife's mental illness she wants to be able to turn the main light on before entering the room. Thanks for replying
 

Charlie_

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Would the position of the switch be an issue to your wife?
For instance, due to the amount of switches one could appear to be in the on position when it is a actually off..
 

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i think some form of smart switching would be the answer.maybe quinetic? or remote control?
 

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As alluded to above, three core & Earth cable is not necessary for two-way and intermediate switching. Just don't wire it in the conversion method but use the traditional method.
 
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Would the position of the switch be an issue to your wife?
For instance, due to the amount of switches one could appear to be in the on position when it is a actually off..
no it wouldn't bother her because she would see if the light was on or not.
 
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