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  1. Daniel Howard
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    Daniel Howard New EF Member

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    I've just watched a video on youtube about installing a bathroom extractor fan off of the light switch.



    In it the guy says how much easier this is when you use Wago connector blocks rather than a ceiling rose (about 7 and a half minutes in). He's using Wago 3-way lever connector 222 blocks, but of course 3 of the blocks need 4 connections, so he's shoved 2 conductors into the same hole.

    Is this safe / ok? I guess 5-way connectors wouldn't fit in the box, and (as far as I can tell) they don't sell 4-way connectors.

    Any advice much appreciated.
     
  2. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    why didn't he use the Wago 2273-204 Compact Transparent
    4 Pole Push Wire Connector - Red Cover - 0.5mm² - 2.5mm² Solid?
     
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  3. mattg4321
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    mattg4321 Electrician's Arms

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    I certainly would never do that. It doesn't take many brain cells to imagine that there is a high chance of a poor quality connection doing this, especially with solid core conductors as the dipstick in the video has done.

    On a side note, anybody using wire strippers isn't a proper sparks :D
     
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  4. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    This individual may claim to be many things. One thing for certain is that he is not a skilled electrician.
     
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  5. Moaz
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    Moaz Active EF Member

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    Definitely agree with this. If it's got two slots, it's meant for two conductors. Although he makes it look as if it's got a good connection. I don't think it really is.
     
  6. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I've often wonder myself, as I couldn't find any info on that subject on the WAGO site. I have experimented, putting two conductors into the same connection, tugging one or either conductor, can result in one coming loose from the terminal. I guess any slight discrepancy in the same conductor size can prevent a secure clamp of said conductor.

    Much better to use the one conductor into single clamp connection, and use a Wago XL box to accommodate the larger clamp connectors.
    Of course you wouldn't think of twisting two conductors together and use one clamp connection, would you :eek:
     
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  7. scootknew
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    scootknew Active EF Member

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    put the conductors up his bum hole
     
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  8. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I doubt if that would be classed as maintenance free?
     
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  9. Daniel Howard
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    Daniel Howard New EF Member

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    Thanks for the responses - I thought it was probably not a good idea trying to fit 2 into the same slot.

    So you're going to need 3 x 4-way connector and 1 x 3-way connector, which will take up quite a bit of space. What kind of box would accommodate all of that?
     
  10. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    On a side note, anybody using tin snips to cut a cable, is committing a professional faux pas :confused:
     
  11. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    maybe use a spark?
     
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  12. SparkyChick
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    If it's all solid core, use the standard push fit connections and a standard Wagobox.
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Friggin said it already, Wago XL.
     
  14. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Ehh up, you could be right ;)
     
  15. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Are you an Electrician Daniel?
     
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