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Taking Power From Socket For Light Switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by DeludedAussie, 17 Feb 2013.

  1. EFLImpudence

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    Oh dear. I don't think you are cut out for this.

    Take the blue wires out of L2 and put them in a separate connector (as per the diagram) but connected to nothing else.

    The CPCs (earths) should be sleeved green&yellow and connected together in the earth terminal - on the switch if it is metal or - in the back box if the switch is plastic.
     
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    No, you did not:
    That's not what that diagram shows.


    But you don't, do you, and that's what the fundamental problem is.

    You don't know the difference between live and neutral.

    You don't know what a switch does.

    You don't have the basic knowledge you must have to know what you are doing, nor the basic understanding of how the things you want to fiddle with work.

    I'm not saying it's beyond you, I've no reason to think you couldn't learn.
     
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      I tried again as described and I am delighted that it works

      Thank you everyone for your help
     
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    It might work, but it's not safe.
     
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