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Changing a light switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Samk1988, 10 Sep 2021.

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    The plastic switch component on my tennants bathroom light switch has come off. I went to change the switch and found a lot more wires behind than I was expecting. Bit of a novice with this sort of thing but felt confident after watching a video on YouTube. Was just expecting a one way switch. The internal connections were labelled L1,N1 L2 N2. Can anyone point me towards the right kind of switch from b&q/homebase? Thanks in advance.
     
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    It is a 20A Double Pole switch.

    However, the wiring looks a bit odd.

    Any chance of separating the wires so we can see exactly where they go and the markings on the switch.
     
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    That's a 20amp double pole switch
     
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    Entirely inappropriate for you to be replacing electrical items in this situation.
     
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    Thanks for replies. I think I will accept the grumpy view of flame port and get someone qualified to fix the switch. Have a good weekend all.
     
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    For the sake of the Tennant and the EICR; good choice.
    I may be the only one, but I'd still be interested to hear what your electrician says about that switch! :)
     
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    That Grumpy view on the subject may have just saved you from getting hurt
     
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