Metal Light Switch And Earth (Again!)

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I have replaced my all plastic light switch with a LED Dimmer switch which has a metal face plate. I know this needs to be earthed but I was just checking to see if this is the correct way to earth the switch as there is no earthing point in the switch back box as it is plastic. I have made my own earth wire up and connected this from the earth terminal on the back of the switch plate and connected this to the terminal block in the light switch housing. This terminal block already has two earth wires connected to it - one from the loop in and one from the loop out i guess? Anyway a picture tells a thousand words i guess.....



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I don't know how you inserted your picture, but it is incompatible with our forum.

I have removed it (and from the Quote posts)

Try copy and paste into your post

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Yes that's fine.


Indeed it does. There are clearly three. What about the other one?


Edit ??? - No picture was in my quote.
 
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I can also see it inserted twice, before the site banner:





Hence my "WT*?"
 
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THAnks for quick replies must try and host pictures a little bit better next time! What a mess

The third is the switched live L1 for the lighting circuit itself...
 
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Have you crushed a ring terminal to make it fit into the faceplate earth terminal?
 
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... must try and host pictures a little bit better next time! What a mess
Yes, it's a mess, but I don't think it's your fault. I've never seen that happen before and, even if one wanted to insert photos above the site banner, I don't think one could find any way to do it!

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Have you crushed a ring terminal to make it fit into the faceplate earth terminal?
He has.

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Have you crushed a ring terminal to make it fit into the faceplate earth terminal?

Yeah it’s a little crushed as the radius of the original ring was too big to fit into the terminal. The screw goes through the middle now. Probably best to start again with it and make up an earth wire from my 1mm twin and earth reel?
 
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Yeah it’s a little crushed as the radius of the original ring was too big to fit into the terminal. The screw goes through the middle now.
If the screw goes through the hole in the middle of what's left of the ring terminal, it could well be loose, and hence a poor connection. Best to cut off the ring terminal and just connect the wire itself to the faceplate terminal (if the wire is long enough) or, as you say, start again with some new wire (in green/yellow sleeving, if you use bare wire).

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Yeah there is enough wire so I’ll just cut the ring terminal off. Thanks
 
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