Question about Electrical Supplies
Two reds to live two blacks to neuteral and two earths to two earths. This blew fuse. One red to live two blacks to neuteral and earths to earths light stayed on continuously no switch working, swapped the red and no light at all
Gene's right, in that you should test for electrical function of the wires you've got. It's not obvious how to do that, so you probably will need to study up on it, via his link or elsewhere. Or just hire an electrician -- the safest option. You can't assume that color coding of wires means anything in particular, because non-electricians may have messed with it in the past, and if it's an old house its wiring may predate color coding. That said, red is often used for switch wiring. From your description I'd guess you've got at least one switched circuit for a light fixture, and, if a ceiling fan once lived there, a separate switched or non-switched circuit to run the fan motor. But you don't give enough info for me to be more specific. I'd expect to be seeing white wires too, in which case white would (probably) be neutral, black hot, and red switched hot (i.e. hot if the associated switch is on). Sounds flaky -- call an electrician.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I am hooking up a
1) Look at screw color.
New device has brass screws on one side, and 1 silver screw for each switch located on other side of device.
Hot wire goes to brass screw.
Wire to fan goes to one silver screw
Wire to light goes to another silver screw.
Wire to heater goes to another silver screw.
If you do not have a wire for each individual Load, then you will have to add wiring.
2) Electricians don't guess, they test.
Separate wires for testing.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire.
Hot wire connects to brass-colored screw.
If any wires on old switch was connected to same Hot wire, then also connect that wire to brass-colored screws.
Hot wire is identified.
Test Hot wire to each other wire in box, except bare ground.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral wire will NOT connect to this switching device.
Next, connect one of the remaining wires to a silver screw.
Turn power ON.
Flip switch to see what Load that wire controls.
By process of elimination, add wires to each silver screw and test each by flipping switch.
Breaker will trip if you connect Neutral to silver screw.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2011
SOURCE: ceiling rose nt working
Look for the manufacturer's wiring on line or if the product is still available ask a merchant to permit you to copy the schematic from a similar product as yours. If they want future or continued service to you they will most likely accommodate you.
If that does not work, have a certified electrician look at it to sort out the three black and four earth wires.
Posted on Nov 15, 2011
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