Fitting kitchen cabinet lights off a spare socket spur


Postby snico1974 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:51 am

I've bought a set of 3x 12v kitchen lights - the sought that fit directly beneath the cabinet.

The only practicle power source is a spar socket spur, so I used a plug with a 5A fuse to the 12v transformer :?

Because of the location of the socket, I decided to put in an in-line switch (5A rated) in between the socket and the transformer.

The lights will work until the switch is operated, which seems to be blowing the fuse in the plug :cry:

As I've 5A fused switches to power outside lights etc., I thought this would work fine but it's got me baffled.

Anyone got any thoughts?
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Postby sparx » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:33 pm

Hi how are you connecting switch as most are single pole ie only break the live wires & neutrals must be connected to each other in extra choc-bloc, If U R connecting 2X L's in one term. & 2X N's in other then when U sw. 'On' dead short occurs across L-N!!!
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