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Light switch wiring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Lickdan, 8 Apr 2021 at 7:12 PM.

  1. Lickdan

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    Hi can anyone tell me the best light switch to use on this please I believe it is different to normal 2 way switches says intermediate and numbered 1-4
    Can’t find identical switch so thinking normal 2 way switch as pull cord is in room as well which I will replace,
    Guessing 1c is common? Then not sure about other 2
     

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    doesnt look like an intermediate as there doesnt seem to be a terminal in position 2. it looks like ashley have used the same moulding for a two way as a an intermediate. but a normal two way will suffice in its place
     
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    Hi looks like intermediate switch has been used but not needed as only 2 light switches
    Switch says intermediate marked 1-4
    Thinking I need a normal 2 way but unsure on wiring it with them using the intermediate switch
     
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    Any 2 way switch is suitable.
    The two reds together into Com / common
    The single wires into the other two terminals.

    Make sure the two reds that are in the same terminal now stay that way - mark them with a pen before disconnecting the old switch.
     
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    Hi, and with the new pull cord just make sure that I get the commons correct and as long as I get the blacks to l1 on both switches and the reds to L2 on both switches I should be good ??
     

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    That is what the advice above says. Just follow it.
     
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