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Replacing a ceiling rose with a light with live and neutral connectors

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by OllieB83, 4 Dec 2017.

  1. OllieB83

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    Hello,

    I am almost certain someone will have asked this question before but I can't find the answer, so apologies for any duplicates.

    I have a ceiling rose that looks like the image attached at the bottom of the thread. I have a light that fits flush with the ceiling and has a live and neutral feed.

    I am planning to replace the rose with a set up similar to this except I am going to put the the terminal strip in a chocbox before placing it in the ceiling.

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    My question is, can the 4 terminals remain connected and then put into one chocbox or should i split them as shown in the diagram above and then use 3 chocboxes (and if so why)?

    Thank you IMG_20171203_112414.jpg
     
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    The 4 strips are insulated from each other, so you can have it as one strip of 4, or 4 separate singles, or any combination.
     
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    Thank you. Looking at the terminal strip I thought that was the case but good to have the reassurance!
     
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    Be aware your drawing is correct, but the existing flex connections at the rose are incorrect and should be swapped round, also the flex should be wrapped around the "cord grip"
     
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    None of that applies as the OP is removing the ceiling rose completely!
     
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    Hyena time, nothing wrong with advising the op or anyone else of the errors. Do you always use the cord grips?
     
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    Of course.
     
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    And the earth wires should have green/yellow sleeving on them.
     
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