new fitting for ceiling rose


Postby exmouth » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:31 pm

I have bought a new posh pendant type of lamp ( on a chain). In new flat all decorated and rewired etc. Looked at ceiling pendant and you get your earth, blue and brown wires. The new pendant has the yellow earth and two wires which are not coloured. Just a little nervous of where these two other wires go. Any help would be appreciated.
many thanks exmouth
exmouth
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:22 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby ericmark » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:53 am

With bayonet type lamps the neutral and line wires can be swapped without problem both are considered as live.
With screw lamps the screw has to be connected to neutral and centre to line.
Some lamps are extra low voltage and again we consider both line and neutral as live wires and although maybe marked line and neutral it does not really matter.
Because in this country we fuse the line wire in the plug we use not reversible plugs and we are taught to be careful to connect line and neutral correct way around but in many other countries the old style fuse box is used with rows and rows of fuses one for each socket and they do not worry about line and neutral and can reverse the direction of the plug. So are in general a lot less worried about polarity than we are.
ericmark
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1784
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Mold, North Wales.

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics