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Hey guys I was asked if I could pop a couple of wall lights off and wago em up! Well.. for some reason no other lights work since doing this.. any ideas?

Attached some photos. Different angles of three different points.

Cheers guys!
 

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One of those Wago connectors appears to have three cables rammed into it so you may have created a short between line and neutral if one is the switch cable and blown the fuse. Those connectors should only have one conductor per entry.
 
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Ive just checked and I couldn't see three cables in one slot of the wago? Which one mate?
 
Ive just checked and I couldn't see three cables in one slot of the wago? Which one mate?
The serious answer is: all of them. WAGO connectors have a commoning bar, so each conductor put in is commoned to the others. You'd need three two-way WAGOs to do what you're trying to do.

Edit: and, as pointed out above, you'll need to replace the fuse once you've fixed the wiring, as what you've photographed is a dead short between Line, Neutral, and the CPC (Earth)
 
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The fourth picture.
Just triple checked and there is two cables of each colour in every slot of the wago, expect one where there is just one cable in each slot of the wago.
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Nah in just having a silly moment! My wagos are three way? Could you link me the right ones, cheers!
 
Just triple checked and there is two cables of each colour in every slot of the wago, expect one where there is just one cable in each slot of the wago.
Yes but, like I said above, each WAGO connector commons together everything that's in it. You need three separate WAGOs to do what you're trying to do,.
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I can't vouch for the creator of this video, but it might help:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KhBoxgyXgI
 

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ytou use 1 wago for L. 1 for sw/L. 1 for N and 1 for E. 1 conductor in each hole. wagos are not connectorr strips. as wheeto says, you will have blown a fuse in the CU.
 
:tearsofjoy: :tearsofjoy: I just missed what is staring me in the face, line neutral and cpc in one Wago. I need to get back to work brain getting idle.
 

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i remember a well respected member once admitting to doing the same when he first came across wagos. ( no names mentioned for fear of shotgun reprisals), but you're not the first and you won't be the last.
 
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i remember a well respected member once admitting to doing the same when he first came across wagos. ( no names mentioned for fear of shotgun reprisals), but you're not the first and you won't be the last.
All good, I'm here to learn!

Another thing is that I've never dabbled with such fuse boards, so is it as simple as taking the fuse out and replacing it with a new one? Mainly worried about safety.
 

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i remember a well respected member once admitting to doing the same when he first came across wagos. ( no names mentioned for fear of shotgun reprisals), but you're not the first and you won't be the last.
I'm going to hazard a guess that it wasn't insulation tested!
 

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All good, I'm here to learn!

Another thing is that I've never dabbled with such fuse boards, so is it as simple as taking the fuse out and replacing it with a new one? Mainly worried about safety.
easy enough to replace fuse. it will be a cartridge fuse, 5A BS1361, not a plug fuse. but not till you've remedied your short circuit bodge-up. if you post your location, one of us may be able to help for a few beers and a packet of fags.
 

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All good, I'm here to learn!

Another thing is that I've never dabbled with such fuse boards, so is it as simple as taking the fuse out and replacing it with a new one? Mainly worried about safety.
Main switch off then pull the carrier down from the top. If they are mis labelled it's not fun to try and remove the fuse under load.

So I'm told.
 

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:tearsofjoy: :tearsofjoy: I just missed what is staring me in the face, line neutral and cpc in one Wago. I need to get back to work brain getting idle.
Likewise, sat there thinking why is everyone laughing.
 

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I can forgive the Wago error, but surely working out why no lights are working would only involve couple of basic tests.
 

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I expect you can get MCBs to fit that board? Maybe not rcbo’s though.

am I being suspicious thinking this is a joke?
 
Hey guys I was asked if I could pop a couple of wall lights off and wago em up! Well.. for some reason no other lights work since doing this.. any ideas?

Attached some photos. Different angles of three different points.

Cheers guys!
I actually thought this was a wind up !!!! Are you a qualified spark?
 

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I once left an earth communing block at a friends house after doing him a favour.
He later decided to use it as a connector block because it looked similar, joined N L E together trying to extend a cable.

Failed the BANG TEST!!
 

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How we laughed!
I thought the Op was a wind up, right from the start...
yet...some of us have been there, or very near...
I really though i had pulled one night in a cool bar...
minutes later "Lola" by the Kinks came to mind, and i nipped out smartish...
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her terminals didn't match up with mine...
 

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Main switch off then pull the carrier down from the top. If they are mis labelled it's not fun to try and remove the fuse under load.

So I'm told.
The MEM carriers just pull out rather than being hinged at the bottom like the Hager ones.
 
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I actually thought this was a wind up !!!! Are you a qualified spark?
No mate I'm a little level 2 grad, just had a super daft moment. If I was qualified I could see why it would concern everyone haha... Don't worry I'm not doing any works! Just blowing myself up.

Hopefully when I finish level 3 I'll be wiser haha
 

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No mate I'm a little level 2 grad, just had a super daft moment. If I was qualified I could see why it would concern everyone haha... Don't worry I'm not doing any works! Just blowing myself up.

Hopefully when I finish level 3 I'll be wiser haha
I did wonder Ash as your Trainee tag has gone walkabout 😂
 
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