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Installing Ceiling Fan/Light - 3 cables from the ceiling

Postby CT » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:29 pm

I am attempting to install some ceiling fans/lights but would be grateful for some assistance:

I have three cables coming from the ceiling:
2x Red, Black & Green/Yellow
1x Red, Black with a red sleeve & Green/Yellow

The block in the new ceiling light has three connectors, L, N & E. There are wires already connected to the light itself - L has a red wire and brown wire, N has a blue wire and E has 2x green & yellow wires, one connected to the side of the light fitting.

Can you help with with the wires from the ceiling?

I am assuming that:
* the black wire with the red sleeve goes into the L
* the 2x black go into the N
* the 3 green & yellow go into the E

I am stuck with the reds. Do all 3 reds go into a "choc block" or only 2
reds? If only 2 reds go into a "choc block" which red goes into the block in the light fitting and is this also to go into the L?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Postby sparx » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:34 pm

hi CT you are correct all 3 reds go to spare choc-block,
docs project shows this clearly,
what you have (ignoring earths) is L+N in from previous light,
L+N onto next light, L to sw. & sw. L (the sleeved blk) back to light
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Postby blue07 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:07 am

This how-to provides general instructions for installing a ceiling fan and should give you a feel for what is involved. Remember, however, to always consult to your technician like that...

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