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New Guy ELV lights

Postby Happy Guy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:55 pm

I am currently studying to become an electrican (early days) and I have set up a little practice area to get a better understanding of the hands on aspects of my studies.
I have a lighting circuit (working) which I wanted to add a couple of ELV lights to as a separate project.
There are two ELV down lights with their own transformers. A light switch and a junction box (10A).
I have followed the instructions and diagrams but I must have got something wrong because when I switch the ELV lights on the next light in the circuit glows dimly. Plus, if I turn that light on the ELV lights don’t work at all.
I am probably missing something very simple here but can’t seem to see it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Postby ericmark » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:13 am

You has got a neutral and switch return wire mixed up.
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Postby sparx » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:42 pm

you have tapped into the switch line cable instead of the feed!
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