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LED wall light causes fuse to blow

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Jo1, 24 Oct 2018.

  1. Jo1

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    Hi, I have bought a 7W aluminium LED wall light. I want to use it with a plug, so I bought some cable (with Earth) and it worked fine until...I bought an inline switch, which is now blowing a fuse in the consumer unit. I am sure the wiring is OK, but it is a cheap switch. I have taken the switch out and now it works again. Is using a switch a problem? Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Far more likely that it was the way you wired the switch that was the problem.

    How did you do it?
     
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    Yes, please draw us a picture of how you wired the switch. We like pictures.
     
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