3 Gang Light Switch


Postby ronti » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:24 pm

Just moved in. Lounge has 2 wall lights and a central ceiling light. An old 3 gang (damaged) light switch controls these but one set of wall lights do not work. On opening switch, all earth wires are connected but one red and one black are lying loose. There are two connected red wires and two black - one with red tape on it. I bought a new switch but the instructions cover every other type of switch except 3 gang! The new switch has 4 connections along the top, com, 1way, 2way, com. Along the bottom are 5 connectors, 1way, 2way, com, 1way, 2way. Can anyone please tell me where I should connect each wire? Thanks.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:13 pm

[quote="ronti"]Just moved in. Lounge has 2 wall lights and a central ceiling light. An old 3 gang (damaged) light switch controls these but one set of wall lights do not work. On opening switch, all earth wires are connected but one red and one black are lying loose. There are two connected red wires and two black - one with red tape on it. I bought a new switch but the instructions cover every other type of switch except 3 gang! The new switch has 4 connections along the top, com, 1way, 2way, com. Along the bottom are 5 connectors, 1way, 2way, com, 1way, 2way. Can anyone please tell me where I should connect each wire? Thanks.[/quote]

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IF U HAVE 3 RED AND BLACK CABLES , AND 2REDS R IN COMMON
OF BROKEN 3 GANG ,AND BLACKS R IN L2 S OPPOSITE THESE
COMMONS THEN BLACKS R SWITCH WIRES I ASSUME FROM WHAT U R SAYING. EACH RED WOULD GO INTO A COMMON OF EACH OF THE 3 SWITCHES ON NEW SWITCH AND INTO L2 OPPOSITE THE COMMONS
WOULD GO EACH OF YOUR BLACK SWITCH WIRES, WHICH SHOULD B TAGGED RED. IMPORTANT TO KEEP EARTHS AS THEY R SECURELY CONNECTED !
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