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Light Fitting Wiring Query for Ceiling Rose

Postby UnnaturalDisaster » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:10 pm

Please excuse a stupid question. I've wired quite a few ceiling roses and lights, but never one like this which only has has three terminals, (live, neutral and earth) like this one...

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In terms of wires, I have three live (red), two neutral (black) three earth (green/yellow) and one switched live (black with red tag), like this:

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I know the earths all go together in the earth terminal, and - according to most of the diagrams I've seen - the two black neutrals go into the neutral, and the switched red/black live into live... but what do I do with the three live reds? What I've read seems to suggest they're just put together into something to insulate them and then left unconnected from everything else.

Is this correct, or am I being particularly thick? Thanks!
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Postby Mr White » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:11 pm

You are correct.
But to make life easier, I would suggest wago connectors and a piece of 3 core flex, you will really struggle to get those cables into the supplied connector strip.

The three reds are. Live in (From supply) Live out (To next light) Live to switch (Which comes back as switch live, which in your case is black with red sleeving)
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Postby UnnaturalDisaster » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:13 pm

Fantastic! Thanks. I'll get down to Screwfix tomorrow!
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