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Bathroom fan wiring.

Hi, can someone help? I have a bathroom fan which I wasn't aware when I bought it but is designed to be permanently on. I am trying to put a pull cord switch and have bought a 2 way. Is it just a case of cutting the cable and feeding live, neutral and earth into the relevant places or is it more complicated?

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  • martinskeldi Oct 03, 2009

    The fan came with no wires so I have connected it to the lighting circuit with twin & earth cable. When I switched on the power it worked fine - just permanently on. I want to be able to switch it off with an inline switch (I have bought a 2 way). I have put both red wires into L1 and both neutral wires to com. Earth to earth terminal.

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There are two wires in the power cord of your bathroom fan. Buy an electrical plug with a built-in switch. The plug has two terminals in it. Just get the two wires of the bathroom fan to the two terminals of the electrical plug. Secure all bare wires along the line with an electical tape. Get this done, and send us your e-mail it this help you.


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  • rolando ingking Oct 04, 2009

    Cut the red wires and put your switch between the red wires. Put the
    L1 red wires at input of the switch, while the red wires going to the
    fan at the output of the switch. This must solve your problem. Send your e-mail and let us know.


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