bathroom pull switch problems

15 Apr 2010
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hi, am having to replace my bathroom pull switch, the old one was wired like so

from wire 1: red to L1(com 2 way): black to L4 earth to earth
from wire 2: red to L2: black to L4 : earth to earth

the new switch has the following conectors

L1 L2 COM-L and earth

which goes where apart from the earth :)
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Did your old switch have four terminals? If so it sounds like a double pole.
If so link the two blacks with a bit of chocblock in the switch back box and connect the reds to comL and L1. This is assuming that you do not have two way switching.
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Should work.
One red in COM
One red in L1
Both blacks together in a separate 5 amp connector block
Earths to earth terminal

L2 empty

Unsleeved live? Do you have access to a multi meter? check that one of the blacks is live.
Are you certain both blacks were together in L4?

Is there just a light in the room?
Could the switch have controlled something else as well?

Was the old switch a Crabtree one?
It may have something printed on it like IN or FEED
and OUT or LOAD.
If so, tell us what numbers corresponded to which words.

Or just find a similar switch.
yeh thats how i did it, to dark to try now, willtry again once i get home from work, can you stillgetthe 4 terminal switches?
my mistake
it is a crabtreeone and it controls just the light

wire one= 1x red to L1 1x black to L4 and 1x earth

wire two= 1x red to L2 1X black to L3 and 1 x earth

between L4 and L1 are the words out dp
between L3 and L2 bare the words in dp

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