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  1. Conor mccarthy
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    hi there

    I'm new to this today but I was wondering if anyone could help,

    I have my am2 on Monday and I can wire an ordinary 2 way intermediate circuit no problem but on my precourse the said that I need to take a neutral to every switch using t+e and was just confused to how I would do that

    Any help?
     
  2. Pete999
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    Feed the first switch with L and N, 3 core to intermediate and then on to the 2 way and the SL and N to light
     
  3. westward10
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    Yes you just have to carry the neutral through the switches at suitable separate connectors.
     
  4. Dave OCD
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    Using Pete's method the common at the 1st 2 way switch would be the live supply and the switched live to the light would connect to common of the 2 way switch at the far end. So the 3 core & cpc between the 3 switches would only need the L1 & L2 to connect through the intermediate switch leaving the 3rd core as a neutral linking through in suitable connectors within the switch boxes. In this case I'd use brown and [brown sleeved] black as L1 & L2 and the grey core [blue sleeved] as the neutral.
     
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  5. Wilko
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    As per Pete, Westie and Dave ... And with thanks to @Jamchiv01@Jamchiv01 , who I think did this diagram :)

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  6. Dave OCD
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    A picture is worth many words - or something like that. :)
     
  7. Simonslimline
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    Make sure you use the wago type connectors also, and not the screwed type connector blocks.
     
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  8. Conor mccarthy
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    Thank you all so much
     
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  9. Wilko
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    Best wishes Conor !
     
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    Happy Christmas.
     
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  11. Dave OCD
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    Are you on the beer ? :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Ian1981
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    Nothing wrong with connector blocks despite what people’s opinions are
     
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  13. Dave OCD
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    True Ian, as long as accessible. But the Wago or Ideal connectors are easier and quicker.
     
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  14. Ian1981
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    Tell that to my boss he’s all about cost.
    How will afford his 5 yearly holidays :mad:
    (I do prefer the MF connector)
     
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  15. westward10
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    I will refuse to use an unfixed block connector, they have holes between each section for a reason.
     
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