bathroom light pull switch

21 Aug 2007
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Oh boy am I pleased to have found this site, it's those pull cord switches in the bathroom again!. Mine stopped working so the light was on all the time. Went and bought another thinking wiring I could copy wiring over to new pull cord. Wrong! Old one 2way common has red to L1 and black to L2. New has L1 and L2 and Com. Do I put red to L2 and black to com? (earth connected to it's own block in the upper part of the switch) :rolleyes:
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So you're saying:

OLD: red>L1 black>L2 COM>empty


Isn't it a matter of a straight swap???

If you simply have a black and red, then yes the way you describe should work. You can even swap the wires around if you wish. Or be adventurous and use L1 instead of L2! ;)
No com on old fitting. I tried L1 red and L2 black as previously wired on old switch and new switch did not work so thought com might have to have one of the wires.
on a two-way switch the power goes in on COM

and out on L1 or L2 depending on position of switch

L1 and L2 never get connected together by a 2-way switch
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