Wiring a light


Postby hackedoff » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:36 pm

I'm in the UK and have the joy of dealing with her exes wiring. Upstairs i need to fit a bulb with rose but cant find how to connect it properly. The original wire is all pushed into a plastic block. Single black in one part. Double black in the next. Triple red in the third and all earth in the last. If i connect blue to the single black and brown to the triple red it won't switch on and if i connect blue to the double black and brown to the triple red it won't switch off. Aaaargh please help :(
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Postby kbrownie » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:38 pm

HI hackedoff,
try blue to double black and brown to single black that should be the switch wire and have red tag on it.
Kind Regards
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Postby hig64 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:19 pm

Right sounds like to me your crossing your wires mate!
The single black wire is a switch live.......
The double black is a neutrule..........
The triple red is a common live ..........
Turn the power off and connect the BLUE to the double black (N) . Then connect the brown to the single black (SWITCH LIVE) and of course earth to earth!

This should help you me old mucker!
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Postby hackedoff » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:22 am

Thankyou thankyou thankyou :D :D
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