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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:55 am Hello, On a light switch can you tell me the difference between 1 gang and 2 gang. Thanks.

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:03 pm

 judy2611 wrote: Hello, On a light switch can you tell me the difference between 1 gang and 2 gang. Thanks.

Hi Judy,

One gang has one switch. Two gang has two switches. Guess how many switches a three gang has?

Fred

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:05 pm Thanks Fred for your answer, but in B and Q . they had one switch with one gang and 2 gang, then a double switch with 1 gang and 2 gang , so any ideas please ? I wont reply to the 3 gang one .........

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:11 pm Hmmmm, must be one way and two way. One way is that it's the only switch to control a light, two way is a switch that controls a light where there is another switch that also controls the light, such as at the top and bottom of the stairs. I hope I've got it the right way round!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:23 pm Thanks Fred for your help. It does make sense what you said , but I am still confused a bit .........but thanks anyway .......

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:44 pm The moral is that B&Q frequently get it wrong! As Fred said one gang is one switch, two gang is two switches . . . One way switch has two terminals on the back for each switch, two way has three terminals for each switch, intermediate has four connections per switch. Double pole switches have more connections and are a different story (usually uses on righ circuits rather than light circuits)

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Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:06 pm

 FredFlintstone wrote: One gang has one switch. Two gang has two switches. Guess how many switches a three gang has?

or 4, 5, 6 gang, etc...

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:29 pm Thank you all , I am really really confused now , but thanks.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:39 pm Does this help? Single-gang socket Two-gang socket One-gang light switch Two-gang light switch Three-gang switch One gang dimmer Two-gang dimmer Three-gang dimmer Last edited by JohnD on Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:40 pm, edited 1 time in total

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:39 pm 1 gang: 2 gang: Do the pictures make it easier? A 1 way switch can turn a light on or off from a single point and has 2 terminals on the back (common and L1) A pair of 2 way switches can turn a light on or off from two points. Each switch has 3 terminals (common, L1 and L2) A 1 gang 1 way switch looks the same from the front as a 1 gang 2 way switch etc. Don't rely on B&Q for electrical advise, infact don't rely on them for advice. Davy

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:40 pm ARGHHH!!!!!!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:42 pm Hahahahahahahahahahaha 4-gang dimmer 3-gang socket 4-gang socket Faceplates with larger numbers of switches are usually assembled on-site by the electrician using a Gridswitch system (you may have seen these in shops and office)

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