Ceiling switch - 1way, 2 way..urmm help


Postby gikseiman » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:30 pm

Hi all,

Thought swapping out a ceiling switch controlling a fan would be easy, but unfortunately turned out a little more complicated than I thought. Can't seem to quite work it out...!

Original switch: -

Has 2 neutrals, 2 lives and an earth (2 points marked as load live & load neutral which I'm assuming is the cable towards the fan)

New switch: -

Has 1 way, 2 way and common points ...

Where do I connect the 4 wires (ignoring earth as thats easy :p) to the other 3 points?? I'm well lost!

Any help appreciated.

Thanks!!
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Postby kbrownie » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:12 am

Does the original switch not have supply Live and Neutral terminals too and is it a one way or two circuit (does another switch operate the fan)?
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Postby gikseiman » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:51 pm

After a lot of head scratching..found out there was a so called intermediate switch which is really rare and hard to get hold off. Tried all the DIY stores and impossible!

Bodged tied the string back on..fixed! lol
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:32 pm

Hi gikseiman,
for intermediates go to electrical wholesalers not DIY stores.
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