Still having problems


Postby marktowl » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:17 am

I have a one gang two way switch at one end of the room controlling the main light only. At the over end of the room is a two gang switch controlling the main light and the side lights independently.
I have found that depending on which switch is used the main light comes on but then will not be controlled by the other switch, just stays on.

[b]Current set up on two gang switch[/b]

Left switch (controlling main light) - Common : Red
L1 : Yellow (red band placed around)
L2 : Blue (red band placed around)
Right switch (controlling side lights) - Common : Red
L1 : Black (with red band around)

[b]Current set up on one gang two way switch[/b]

Common : Red
L1 : yellow with red band around it
L2 : blue with red band around it

With the one gang two way switch, whatevere combination I use with moving the wires the setup still does not work. If one switch turns on the other then cannot control the main light.
Please help :D
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:31 pm

[quote="marktowl"]I have a one gang two way switch at one end of the room controlling the main light only. At the over end of the room is a two gang switch controlling the main light and the side lights independently.
I have found that depending on which switch is used the main light comes on but then will not be controlled by the other switch, just stays on.

[b]Current set up on two gang switch[/b]

Left switch (controlling main light) - Common : Red
L1 : Yellow (red band placed around)
L2 : Blue (red band placed around)
Right switch (controlling side lights) - Common : Red
L1 : Black (with red band around)

[b]Current set up on one gang two way switch[/b]

Common : Red
L1 : yellow with red band around it
L2 : blue with red band around it

With the one gang two way switch, whatevere combination I use with moving the wires the setup still does not work. If one switch turns on the other then cannot control the main light.
Please help :D[/quote]

MARK TOWL
OK YOUR RED AND BLACK ( RED BAND )CONTROLS YOUR
SIDE LIGHTS INDEPENDANTLY. SO THAT IS NOT A TWIN SWITCH WIRE
FROM YOUR MAIN LIGHT, I ASSUME ?
YOUR 3 CORE AT EACH SWITCH COULD BE COMING FROM YOUR CEILING
ROSE , MAIN LIGHT.
IF THIS IS THE CASE THEN ONE OF THE RED COMMONS AT YOUR TWO GANG SWITCHES WILL B CONNECTED INTO SWITCH WIRE OF CEILING
ROSE ( BROWN OF LAMPHOLDER / LIGHT ) AND THE OTHER RED COMMON
SHOULD BE GOING INTO CENTRE TERMINAL OF CEILING ROSE ( LOOP FEED PERMANENT LIVES.
THE STRAPPERS WOULD B IN BLOCKS AND SHOULD B YELLOWS TOGETHER ( RED BAND ) AND BLUES TOGETHER ( RED BAND ).
OTHER THAN THAT IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE THEN U WOULD REQUIRE
A TWIN SWITCH WIRE AT ONE END OF THE SWITCH , ORINGINATING
FROM THE CEILING ROSE MAIN LIGHT.

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