Kitchen Cupboard Lights - Independent Swithing


Postby mcd1946 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:44 pm

I am fitting new lights to the Kitchen cupboards. I want to be able to switch the "top lights" and "under cupboard" lights on independently.
I am taking the power from a 13 amp wall socket via a 3 pin plug. I have a 2 gang switch marked L1, L2 and common X 2 - PLEASE which wires go where??? - The paperwork that came with the switch is B....y useless

Or is it me that's B....y Useless
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Postby sparx » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:47 pm

Hi as taking supply from plug/skt not notifiable work so can DIY,
First ignore L2's. take incoming live [brn] & connect to BOTH Com. terms with a link between.
put one of each outgoing Lives to each L1.
In back of switch box use a spare connector block to connect all three N[brns] together,but NOT to any sw. terms. do same with any earths.
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Postby mcd1946 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:59 pm

Thanks, this looks logical to me when I think it through BUT before I do - Did you mean that the 3 (N) in the connector block are the blue wires - your reply indicates that they are "brns" ?

I will wait for your confirmation before I 'ave a go !!!
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Postby kuzz » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:53 pm

Neutrals aren't brown & never will be. sparx is a bit confused. I think he's getting old! Guess it comes to us all. Normally I'd say assumption is the mother of all F**k UPS. But in this case you'd be right with your assumption. He means blue. I also made a mistake once. Lucky I'm just a plasterer really. less lightly to endanger lives & all that.
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Postby sparx » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:06 pm

Kuzz you must be only plasterer Not endangering lives!!!I've worked below some!! HaHa! just joshin, YUP had a 'senior moment' there of course I meant Blues, sorry pardon, old, tired, overworked, under paid,
knackered etc. etc. BW both
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Postby mcd1946 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:28 pm

Thanks to you both (Sparx and Kuzz)- Most entertaining - It works - My wife can now see what she is cooking - Unfortunately, So can I !!!!
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Postby kuzz » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:14 am

Only joking anyway sparx. & I'm certainly not really a plaster! Started out that way, but when my tutor realised i could count past ten they moved me up to the plumbers class, when my new tutor realised i could count passed 100 I was told to go for the master trade. Electrics. Keep up the generally very good advice, & the whole disassociating yourself with that dodgy sparks dude!
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