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  1. FatAlan
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    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    I've installed a number of dimmable LED downlights switched two ways. They're switched by one dimmer and a standard rocker.
    When they are switched on with the dimmer the lights operate normally and can be dimmed however they seem to override the other switch which will not switch the lights off. If the dimmer is switched off the other switch operates normally however when closed appears to prevent the dimmer switch operating. Is this a quirk of dimmers? The switches are BG Nexus.
     
  2. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Assuming you've verified your connections are correct, and followed the manufactures instructions on how to connect the load to the dimmer. Would of said that to a diy'er, but note you are a trainee, so everything should be cushty.
     
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    are you sure the wiring is correct?
     
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  4. Murdoch
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    Remove the dimmer, fit stranded 2 way switch and verify its wired correctly ...
     
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    gave you an agree, murdoch, but what is a stranded switch? is it akin to a beached wail. :D:D:D.
     
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  6. FatAlan
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    Cheers chaps. Will double check.
     
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  7. Midwest
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    Think it must belong to one of those schemes. ;)
     
  8. FatAlan
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    I think I can safely say that I can claim the numpty of the year award. Reading wiring instructions helps (thing is who ever reads the instructions) but basically I had line in going to common. Still I love these scenarios cos thats now a fault symptom that I can recognise :):D
     
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  9. FatAlan
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    Two gang dimmer switch plus line in and out in 35mm box. Getting a bit crowded in there.
     
  10. buzzlightyear
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    some manufactures state consulted with a qualified electrician .;);)
     
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    easy mistake to make.
    second mistake was admitting to it on here :p
     
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  12. Murdoch
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    Actually I think that shows honesty ............ sorely lacking in a number of threads ......
     
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    fair play to OP for admitting mistake. easily done, and learnt from.
     
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