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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by johnnybnufc, 26 Oct 2006.

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  1. johnnybnufc

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    i was putting a light up in my kitchen the new light has Neutral Live Earth.

    but i have four seperate cables 3 black 4 red and another black with red sleaving on it not sure how to wire this up any ideas thanks J x
     
  2. securespark

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    How was it wired before?
     
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    You should check the help sections at the top of forum ;)
    Your 3 blacks will go in to the N in the light fitting.
    Your 4 red will be "loop feeds" and should all get connector blocked together.
    Your Black with red sleeving will go to L in the light fitting.
    Earths to the earth connection in fitting ( if appliccable )

    Sometimes if connections in fitting are tight a flex can be attached to the connector blocks and then connected in to light.
     
  4. johnnybnufc

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    Yeah i thought that was correct wot u said big john i have tryed that but it still came on. soon as u turn the power bak on it comes on and wont turn off via switch i am stuck.
     
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    Have you had a look at the switch? What connections are there? Are they blackened at all?
     
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    follow le above diagram and he wont go far wrong ;)
     
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    i guess you may have wired it up before coming on for advice and you have blown the switch, if you open the switch and remove the black cable from its terminal then switch on at the fuse you will probably find it doesnt light, confirming its the switch
     
  9. johnnybnufc

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    hey fireman u wreckon the switch cud b nakard yeah??
     
  10. johnnybnufc

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    i done all of that dude even though they is an extra wire to it still just came on once the ccu was back on nd wudnt switch off u think it may b the switch ?
     
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    yes try disconnecting the switch if light doesnt come on then its the switch
     
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    I am watching this with interest as today i removed the old decrepid light fitting and as i removed it from the ceiling the wires just fell outta the choc block :eek:
    An easy job now turned into a difficult job, then i came across this post,
    trouble is i think i may have blown the switch as the black/red sleeved cable is not marked and i had to go through trial and error to get the lights to work, now im at the point where the light stays on and wont switch off via the wall switch, saying that there was one point where the fuse would blow when i tried this.
    Would i be right in thinking its the simple switch light test to do and if this fails is there any, simple. wayi can find out which is the live black ?
     

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