single black wire on light fitting


Postby drunkenmaster » Thu May 31, 2007 1:26 pm

Hey guys, just replaced a light fitting (stupidly without noting down what the original set up was - blame the other half for chatting to me at the same time :wink: ) and can only get the new light to be always on, i.e. switch not working.

There is a single black cable and 2 sets of red, black and green. At the moment i have 2 reds and single black to live (brown), and 2 blacks to neutral (blue). Tried a few other combinations without any luck.

Any ideas which should go where please, all help appreciated as im starting to get nagged by the wife lol...

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Postby sparx » Thu May 31, 2007 4:13 pm

Hi, take the reds of the fitting flex & put into seperate chock block, put single 'blk' into fittings live, the rest are right
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Postby drunkenmaster » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:24 am

Heya, thanks for the reply, tried that combination last night, but no power. Would it have anything to do with it being a ceiling fan with a light that has its own on/off switches? Got a dimmer switch on the wall as well, that i guess would just turn on the power to enable the on/off for the fan?

Anyway, tried every combination of blacks while the 2 reds are connected to each other in their own block but no luck. Also tried every combination of blacks connected to each other and reds in neutral and live - therefore tried all combinations other than mixing reds with blacks. Yep, spent 4 hours on it last night on it, think ill have to bring the hammer on it tonight :)

Any other ideas i could try later please?

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Postby sparx » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:46 pm

Hi you never mentioned the fan!
suggest replace dimmer with normal sw first as too many unknowns/variables, fan may only work on pull cord on it & other sw. wire may do light, one thing at a time!
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