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Wiring Double 2 Way Lightswitch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by robovanbasten, 13 Jul 2014.

  1. robovanbasten

    robovanbasten

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    Hi all,

    Hope someone can help with this query...

    I'm replacing a double lightswitch in my living room, it controls the ceiling light and wall lights.

    The switch has a single 4 core cable coming in, wire colours Red, Blue, Yellow and Earth.

    The new switch is different, see pic.

    Can someone tell me if the new switch will work and if so tell me how to wire it.

    Thanks guys.
    Chris
     
  2. bernardgreen

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    COM on the old switch is replaced by L on the new switch

    Put the red into one of the terminals marked L together with one end of the short wire that linked the two COMs together,

    Put the other end of the link wire into the other terminal marked L It doesn't matter which of the two L terminals that the red goes into.

    The blue and yellow go into the L2 terminals as on the old switch.

    If a switch is working up-side down ( ON and OFF positions reversed ) then use the L1 terminal on that switch instead of the L2
     
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  3. ericmark

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    What bernardgreen says is correct L is Com and L1 = L1 and L2 = L2. This is a two gang switch not a two way switch wiring. The switches are two way but not wired as two way.
     
  4. robovanbasten

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    Thanks bernardgreen, that worked a treat!
     
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