Does it Matter Which Brown Live Wire Goes to Common and Which Goes to Live?


Postby nicecharlie » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:02 pm

Hi and thanks for looking.

I have a light switch I want to change as the other day when I turned it on it sparked. I have bought a 1 gang 1 way switch. My problem is I have two brown live wires and not sure what brown wire goes to "common" and which brown wire goes to "L". Does it matter? Both the blue (neutral) and the yellow and green wire (earth) are fine and inside the switch mounting and I don't need to do anything with them. In the switch that has blown one brown wire was in "L1" and the other brown wire was in the section with a symbol of a wave and arrow symbol. Thanks
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Postby ericmark » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:39 pm

In the main it does not matter which wire goes to com and which to L1.
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Postby nicecharlie » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:43 pm

Thanks Eric much appreciated
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