hi, i'm trying to connect a switch for some new outdoor lighting (with transformer). it is being hard wired to a plug socket. however whenever i switch the power on, the lights are on, then when i flick the switch to turn them off, the fuse blows!!
please help, ive connected everything colour to colour (i.e. brown to brown, blue to blue)
the lights do not require an earth.
i have connected the wires colour to colour as they enter the back of the plug socket, then onto the switch where they connect colour to colour (live top, neutral bottom) to a 1 way switch and the wires to the lights. the newly connected wires then go into the transformer and then to the lights.
many thanks in advance
ELECTRICAL WORK OUTDOORS IS A SPECIAL AREA NOW COVERED BY THE BUILDING REGULATIONS ( PART P ) AND AS SUCH THE INSTALLATION NEEDS TO BE TESTED AND CERTIFIED BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT.
PLEASE SEE THE DIYDOCTOR PROJECT ON PART P.