Help! Where do the extra wires go?


Postby Steve Sim » Mon May 03, 2010 2:23 pm

Hello. I want to replace an existing light. I have 2 cables coming through the ceiling one of which has an earth, live (brown) and neutral (blue) wire. The other has an earth, live (red) and neutral (black with a small length of red sleeve over it).

I have just bougt a new light fitting and have opened up the rose to find there is a terminal block (3 spaces) for the neutral and live wires of the existing cables to connect to but there is only one other space for any other wire to go into.

Where do the other wires go? Any ideas will be much appreciated.
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Postby ericmark » Mon May 03, 2010 9:31 pm

The the UK the standard as you describe. You need four terminals so likely you will need to get some extra terminal strip.
Seems odd to have the two colours in one ceiling rose I will assume a part rewire anyway.
Brown to Red
Blue to neutral on lamp
Black with red sleeve to line on lamp
Earths all together
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