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3 Gang Switch Wiring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Early riser, 5 Feb 2021.

  1. Early riser

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    Some years ago our window cleaner broke our pir security lamp with his ladder and arranged for an electrician to replace it. Prior to the replacement, the switch for the lamp, which was part of a 3 gang switch was the usual , up and the light was off and down when it was in use. We have now discovered that in the up position the pir function acts as it should but if we switch the light ‘on’ the light actually comes on and will go off again if the switch is returned to the ‘off’ position. It would seem therefore that the switch is live in both positions. One more thing. With our original light the pir facility was part and parcel of the security light. Now it is a separate unit albeit wired into the security light.
    Being an old codger, it is possible that I have raised this before and forgotten about it and if that is the case my apologies. However, I still need a solution.
     
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    Well, you say you need a solution but the way it is is very common.
    It is how I would like it but obviously it is up to you.

    It can be reverted to how it was by altering the wiring at the switch.
     
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    Thanks for the rapid reply! If it's very common, (and safe), I'll leave it as it is.
     
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