Light switches


Postby cb » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:34 pm

I tried to change a standard light switch today to a dimmer switch and after taking the old one off, i forgot where the wires went and put them in the wrong holes, and tripped the switch and guessed again and know no lights work on my ground floor except the lounge, please help, all the wires are brown and one has got anothe hoop of wire on it to signal this one may stand out{maybe as the main} the holes for the new dimmer are an arrow with a line thru it and an L2, please help as it would be nice to get the lights working again and stop the wife nagging!
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:12 pm

[quote="cb"]I tried to change a standard light switch today to a dimmer switch and after taking the old one off, i forgot where the wires went and put them in the wrong holes, and tripped the switch and guessed again and know no lights work on my ground floor except the lounge, please help, all the wires are brown and one has got anothe hoop of wire on it to signal this one may stand out{maybe as the main} the holes for the new dimmer are an arrow with a line thru it and an L2, please help as it would be nice to get the lights working again and stop the wife nagging![/quote]

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Postby sparx » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:21 pm

Hi CB answered on other tagged on post but here goes agn.
the 'tagged wire is prob. L2, the other 2 go in Com , or the other way round it matters not, if unsure get a connector block and try putting 2 wires together until all other lights work, those are L in/out & stay together in one term. the one left goes in the other term.
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