Double Light Switch


Postby davidsharkey » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:11 pm

I need to change a double switch into two singles and on each side of the switch there is terminals numbered 1, 2&3.
Bellow are details of how the light switch is wired I would appreciate advice on how to fit two separate switches

1: red wire (Marked common and linked to the other terminal number 1)
2: red wire
3: black wire

1: red wire (Marked common and linked to the other terminal number 1)
2: red wire
3: no connection

There are three more black cables grouped together within the back with a single piece of terminal block. its the single black wire that’s throwing me if they can all be grouped together the that easy enough but I would like to make sure before I do so.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:40 pm

[quote="davidsharkey"]I need to change a double switch into two singles and on each side of the switch there is terminals numbered 1, 2&3.
Bellow are details of how the light switch is wired I would appreciate advice on how to fit two separate switches

1: red wire (Marked common and linked to the other terminal number 1)
2: red wire
3: black wire

1: red wire (Marked common and linked to the other terminal number 1)
2: red wire
3: no connection

There are three more black cables grouped together within the back with a single piece of terminal block. its the single black wire that’s throwing me if they can all be grouped together the that easy enough but I would like to make sure before I do so.[/quote]


DAVIDSHARKEY
THE BLACKS R PROBALY NEUTRALS BUT LEAVE THEM AS THEY R ( KEEP 3 TOGETHER IN BLOCK ) AND TAPE UP.
WITH THE OTHER BLACK WIRE IN TERM 3 OF SWITCH THIS IS A SWITCH
WIRE AND SHOULD B TAGGED RED.
ON EACH NEW SWITCH IF U USE 2 WAY SWITCHES ( 3 TERMINALS AS YOUR EXISTING TWO GANG )U JUST CONNECT AS THEY R NOW BUT IN
YOUR NEW SWITCHES TERMINALS.
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