Neon light wires on 20A DP Switch

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  1. Ohmslaw

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    Hi. Just a quick one. I have an old 20A DP switch with a neon light, are the small wires going to these normally loose? Its tight at the neon side, just from their own terminal it was loose. Cheers
     
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    The holes for the neon wires are sometimes push-fit and may wiggle side to side, also the insulating sleeving is often quite large which may confuse the issue.

    A good quality photo may help us.
     
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    Its not unheard of for people thinking the flickering is caused by a loose connection, when its quite normal for the neon to flicker, more so when they get old.
    As sunray says the older ones used to push in a hole and can easily pop out a bit, but usually caused when being fitted
     
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