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Replacing single gang light switch with timer.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by paul243, 7 Nov 2017.

  1. paul243

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    I have a surface mounted single gang switch which switches 5 sofit mounted downlighters at the front of the house.The switch is in the porch.I'd like to replace the switch with a timer.
    Can anybody please suggest a timer switch which is easy to wire.Is it a simple wiring job?
    Thanks
     
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    Depends on what wiring you have at the switch.

    If there is a neutral at the switch, then it will be easy.
    If not, then significantly more difficult.
     
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    Thanks, both terminals have brown live connected.There is a blue neutral passing through the box ,been joined with a crimp connector.
    The screwfix switch may not fit,the surface box is hard against the return wall
     
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    With a neutral present, pretty much any timer could be used, whether specifically designed for lighting or not. Including timers designed for immersion heaters, central heating boilers, smart connected efforts and a lot more.
     
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