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Earthing new Light Fittings and Blowing Circuit Breaker

Postby Tima52 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:56 am

I just replaced two light fittings in my bedroom cupboards both on the same light circuit. The new fittings have an earth terminal on them which I connected up OK. The first one works fine but the other one throws the circuit breaker out as soon as I energise the light circuit. If I disconnect the earth wire to it though it then works fine.

Has anyone any clues as to why it won't work with the earth connected?

Perhaps a faulty fitting?


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Postby kbrownie » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:20 pm

You need to test the earth is not live!!!!!
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