Using a terminal block in place of a ceiling rose fitting


Postby Ianain » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:07 pm

I am replacing a hall way ceiling rose light fitting that has an on/off switch in the vestibule and another in the hall way. I am replacing this with a chandelier type fitting with a two-way terminal block. So I have from the ceiling three earth wires, three black wires and three red wires. I have twisted the black wires and connected them into the terminal block into one hole of the terminal block. I have twisted the red wires together and put them through one connector in the terminal block and I have done the same with the earth wires. From the light fitting side I have twisted the three brown wires together and inserted them opposite the red. From the light fitting I have twisted the three blue (N) and connected them opposite the black from the ceiling.
[b]Problem is the light switched on for a second before the fuse blew up, please help, what has gone wrong? [/b]
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:09 am

[quote="Ianain"]I am replacing a hall way ceiling rose light fitting that has an on/off switch in the vestibule and another in the hall way. I am replacing this with a chandelier type fitting with a two-way terminal block. So I have from the ceiling three earth wires, three black wires and three red wires. I have twisted the black wires and connected them into the terminal block into one hole of the terminal block. I have twisted the red wires together and put them through one connector in the terminal block and I have done the same with the earth wires. From the light fitting side I have twisted the three brown wires together and inserted them opposite the red. From the light fitting I have twisted the three blue (N) and connected them opposite the black from the ceiling.
[b]Problem is the light switched on for a second before the fuse blew up, please help, what has gone wrong? [/b][/quote]

IANAIN
HAVE A LOOK AT DOCS PROJECTS ON LIGHTING, U HAVE PICTURES TO REFER 2. ISOLATE MAIN SUPPLY , THEN
YOUR 3 REDS R PERMANENT LIVES AND GET TAPED IN A SEPARATE
BLOCK. TAKE OUT BROWN FROM LIGHT FITTING !!!!
TWO OF YOUR BLACKS R NEUTRAL AND YOUR BLUE WIRE FROM LIGHT
FITTING CONNECTS UP TO THEM.
THE MAIN ITEM FOR CONTROL OF THE LIGHT IS YOUR SWITCH WIRE.
IT IS A ONE OF THE REMAINING BLACK WIRES AND NORMALY IS TAGGED RED THIS IDENTIFYS IT AS A LIVE CONDUCTOR
YOUR BROWN FROM LIGHT FITTING GOES INTO BLOCK OF TAGGED
RED BLACK.
IF IT IS NOT TAGGED IT WAS CONNECTED ALONE INTO LIGHT FITTING
SWITCH LIVE BEFORE U DISMANTLED FITTING.
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Postby Ianain » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:46 pm

Hi, thank you blakey. problem solved :D
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