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Florescent Lights

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  1. SKY
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    SKY Electrician's Arms

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    Hi All

    Just purchased 4 36W single florescent lights from local merchants.

    Why do they only have a 3 way connector block inside them, I need to loop them together so need a 4 way, there is no room in my fittings to put in a 4 way and utilise the earth tag on the fitting.

    Are you allowed to have a floating connection inside the lamp fitting with the use if a single extra choc?

    Thanks

    SKY
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    bung a 2 wire wago in for your loop.it's enclosed in the fitting, so no problem.
     
  3. a12jpm
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    The ones I get normally have a 4th block. Whenever there isn't I use a wago to loop. Seen plenty with a single choc wrapped in brown tape. Neater job with a wago IMHO.
     
  4. a12jpm
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    a12jpm Electrician's Arms

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    Damn, beat me to it. Great minds etc.
     
  5. needasparks
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    needasparks Electrician's Arms

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    I know thorn packs have 4 term but nothing wrong in creating another terminal, If you don't want it floating just replace the 3 block with a 4 block. I know what i would do though as there are other things to worry about other than a conection in an enclosed fitting.
     
  6. SKY
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    SKY Electrician's Arms

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    The units I have got are the Crompack 5 from tool station.
     
  7. nathandance1996
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    you could install a junction box then screw it down inside the fitting, that way the connections could be made further from the lamps terminals and secured. if wanted an even cleaner look you could go to the effort of installing a junction box above the ceiling, that would make any future lighting installations a lot easier, 1 cable hanging out of the ceiling instead of 4 or 5
     
  8. needasparks
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    needasparks Electrician's Arms

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    How clean does the inside of a fitting need to be ? sounds extream to make a joint outside a fitting to stop a joint inside a fitting but then he's had 5 months to deside what to do.
     
  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    probably had to replace the fitting again.
     
  10. jpm646
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    Yes untill you or some one has to fault find
     
  11. steveberry11
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    Get an electrician to sort it out
     
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