I am hoping that one of you wonderful people will be able to help me.
I am trying to replace a three gang light switch in my hall way. The switch operates the upstairs landing light (which also has a switch up stairs), the porch light and the hall way light - both of these last two switches are only controlled from this switch - i.e. there are no others.
The existing switch has:
Top Row - L3 (empty) / L2 connected / L1 connected / L3 empty / L2 connected Bottom Row - L1 connected to the cable in the wall and also to the other L1 on this row /L3 connected / L2 connected / L1 connected
The new switch has Top Row L1 / L2 / Com / L1 / L2 Bottom Com / L1 / L2 / COM
(I've attached some pictures to hopefully make things clearer - the switch with the black back connectors is the new one.)
I am at a complete loss of how to wire this up. I've tried a few things and i cannot seem to get all the lights working, so far the best I have had is two of them working and the worst - none of them working - where am I going wrong?
I can see a sleeved blue and yellow wire going to different switches that does not seem correct. I would expect to see the cable with red, yellow, blue to go to one switch, That cable would be for the two way light.
One other thing that you should be made aware. Metallic switch plates require to be earthed, you have a number of CPCs connected to the back box, you need confirm they are offering a fault path to earth, there visual existence is not enough. Once confirmed they then not to be terminated to the switch plate.
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