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  1. DAVIES12343
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    DAVIES12343 New EF Member

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    Hi I have 6 lights running of a pir currently but Want 3 of them to be able to run off a switch as well. Can any one advise on the best way to do so?? Thanks
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    you may need to split them into 2 sets of 3 and then add a 2nd PIR and switch to the set you want switchable.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    I would split the circuit into the two groups of three and hard wire the three you want switchable to a switch with a contactor to bypass the switch with the contactor being driven by the PIR.
     
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    Vortigern Regular EF Member

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    Try drawing out the circuit as it is then modify the drawing to get the desired result.
     
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    Its quite straight forward, as long as you can get to the feed of three lamps. Once you have separated the 6 lamps into two separate sides, you'll need the feed to a SP2W switch and a 3-C sable from the switch to the 2nd PIR.
    I'll leave it to you work out the solution of the connections to the switch, PIR and lamps....
     
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