neutrals in lighting switches


Postby timelord » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:37 pm

although not good wiring practice are neutrals in lighting (5amp)switches
passable as far as test certificates are concerned-in a new installation.[/b]
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Postby ericmark » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:35 pm

Yes where extra low voltage transformers are used it is common, as there is no provision to connect multi cables in the step down devices, so the switch backing box is used as a junction box.
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Postby timelord » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:48 am

ericmark wrote:Yes where extra low voltage transformers are used it is common, as there is no provision to connect multi cables in the step down devices, so the switch backing box is used as a junction box.
thanks for that ericmark -not related to micromark are you? but if thats the case then why ever scince i was an apprentice back in the good ole days of 78 we were always told to wire 3 plate system and never put neuts in switches[what changed from then to now ericmark me ole mate].
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Postby timelord » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:54 am

timelord wrote:although not good wiring practice are neutrals in lighting (5amp)switches
passable as far as test certificates are concerned-in a new installation.[/b]
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Postby sparx » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Hi, nothing changed still can 3 plate but some times places such as mobile homes with limited access to lofts are wire under floor and feed up to lights via switches.
Also in 70's we didn't have ruddy continental/Asian fittings with no room for more than one cable, nor down lights with same problem!
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