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Hi,

I have recently moved house and when i went to put up my new outside lights i came accross the following, a brown wire, a black wire, a grey wire and a bear wire with no insullation on. I cant find this set up in any of my referance books.

Can any one tell me what's what please?

Thanks Dan
 
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EasyFox

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It's 3 core & earth Dan
if it's on an outside light I suspect the light would be a pir type.
So you will probably have a perm live / a switched live / a neutral & the bare wire will be the cpc.
 

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Hi,

I have recently moved house and when i went to put up my new outside lights i came accross the following, a brown wire, a black wire, a grey wire and a bear wire with no insullation on. I cant find this set up in any of my referance books.

Can any one tell me what's what please?

Thanks Dan
these are the new harmonised colours:eek:
 
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Thanks guys,

I'm going to get a pro in i think to the job.

for my own mind have i got this right-

Brown is live, black is earth, grey is switch live, and the bare wire is circuit protective conductor?

Where does the CPC go?

Thanks again
 
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EasyFox

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Without testing each conductor we wouldn't know whats what but,
Brown = phase (peranent live)
Black = switched live (sleeved brown)
Grey = Neutral (sleeved blue)
Bare copper = CPC (earth)
 
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Bane

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Brown = phase (peranent live)
Black = switched live (sleeved brown)
Grey = Neutral (sleeved blue)
Bear = Yogi (or was it boo-boo?)
 
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Cheers lads. Definately getting a spark in to do it.

Quite clearly i'm clueless!
 
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wayne

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i wonder if the guy knew how to turn the power off first
 
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Cirrus

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Why - don't we all wire lighting live????;):D
 
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