New 2 Gang Switch Problem and Which Wires go in Which Hole


Postby whylou » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:17 pm

Help! I have just bought a new 2 gang switch which has 2 blocks on the back each block has 3 holes: L1 L2 & C

The old switch is a Volex which has 2 blocks divided into two, each block has L1 L2 & L3

The wiring into the old switch is:
Left block:

L1 - brown
L2 - black
L3 - grey

Right block:

L2 - red
L1 - black with red tape around it
L3 - empty

So the question is simple...... which wires go to which hole on the new switch???

Thanks so much in advance

Lou
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Postby ericmark » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:22 pm

L1 becomes COM

The L2 should be now L1 and and L3 should now be L2 but getting L1 and L2 mixed up will not matter what is important is L1 becomes COM.
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Postby kbrownie » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:39 pm

The wiring into the old switch is:
Left block:

L1 - brown now com
L2 - black now L1
L3 - grey now L2

Right block:

L2 - red now L1
L1 - black with red tape around it now com
L3 - empty now L2
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Postby whylou » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:12 pm

Hi guys - thanks so much for the prompt replies they are most appreciated

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Postby whylou » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:13 pm

Thanks for the prompt replies they are most appreciated

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Postby whylou » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:24 am

hi ericmark and kbrownie thanks for the replies - I used the wires as you both suggested - and hey presto it worked!

thanks again

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