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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by funinacup, 12 May 2020.

  1. funinacup

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    This is one of four bathroom downlighters:

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    Should I terminate the cpc in a wago connector or similar? I didn't install these, already in the house when we moved in.

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    Michael
     
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    They should certainly be joined together. You need to check the other end of the cables as well to make sure the CPC is connected.
     
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  4. funinacup

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    So assuming the cpc is connected further back, I should join both cpc's together on each light?
     
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    Yes!

    Also: the whole cable outer sheath is supposed to be enclosed by the light’s terminal housing. (ie no inner cores on show!)

    would like to see pic of the terminal side of the light.

    I see it’s an Ansell light. What’s the model number?
     
  6. funinacup

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    Not sure, will have another look later. Reason I was checking the lights was to see what was above the plastic wet wall panel as I need to cut a hole for an extractor fan in the ceiling. So I'll be up in the loft soon to do that and can check the state of the wiring up there...
     
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    With the wiring in that state, assume that it's all just as bad, or worse.
     
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    Since it says "driver in side" I would assume 230 volt, I would guess originally 12 volt and as 12 volt that would have been OK, it is typical of what is found when 12 volt converted to 230 volt.
     
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    Not sure about that. The cabling looks the same age as the downlights.

    but that doesn’t solve much. The cables aren’t terminated properly. I am sure that Ansell’s products provide compliant termination that allows the cable sheath to fully enter the terminal area. Also it will/should/must provide strain relief for the cables to prevent them being pulled out.
    That’s why I would like to see the other side of the light and know the model number. It wouldn’t be unusual for a key (terminal cover) piece to have been left off because it saves time.

    I wait, as usual, with my breath bated. :sick:
     
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    Oh dear. Where's the earth for the next light coming from?
     
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    I'd agree that originally that wiring was for 12v kit. Whoever did the original job took the time to coil the CPC up neatly rather than cutting it & if you look closely at the outer sheaths there are marks from some sort of strain relief.
    Conclusion- original job good but then householder or handyman has been in fiddling
     
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