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  1. Connor99z
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    Connor99z New EF Member

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    So i have my College level 2 practical exam on Wednesday and we need to produce a board following a sheet. on that board we need to produce and wire up a 2 way light switch, i have always had trouble wiring up lights and found it very complicated, i have been doing some research on some wiring diagrams but everywhere i look seems to be too complicated, i did come across this. I just need to know if this diagram is correct on wiring up a 2 way light switch ( 2 switches to one light ).

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    Thankyou :)
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    that diagram is OK. you need to think the basics though. with 1 way switching you have a L and a S/L. these go into C and L1.

    with 2 way, you just put these into L1 and L2.then link all 3 terminals to switch2.
     
  3. gutterball
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    I know this is going to sound harsh, but I would suggest that if you find something simple like 2 way switching is complicated, that you might want to think about a different career.
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    i think so ,you have to crawl before you can run .we have all been there .this world is a learning curve.so when have you not come across a problem in life .
     
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    Have you raised your concern with you tutor? If so what have they done to help you?
     
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  6. Connor99z
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    Thank you for the reply, i get what you mean, the only thing i find complicated is when there is more than one and you have to start connecting a ton of wires to it, and then the whole putting sleeving onto the cables etc, Yes i know how to to wire it, it just gets confusing.

    And like the guy said above about choosing a better career, i am only in Level 2 at college give me a break :eek:
     
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  7. Matthewd29
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    Just don't over complicate it in your head, as with everything with practical experience over time you'll find it becomes easier
     
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  8. Gareth Brookes
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    I am doing my level 2 practical assessment next month and your lighting circuit will be in pvc conduit in singles
    The circuit will be switch feed
     
  9. Connor99z
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    Connor99z New EF Member

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    So the wiring diagram i linked up top will be what i need?
     
  10. Matthewd29
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    Your name automatically reminded me of the singer and now I can't get I got friends in low places out of my head, as if sleeping wasn't already hard enough!
     
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  11. Gareth Brookes
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    Neutral from ccu to n on ceiling rose

    Line conductor from ccu to com on first switch

    2 strappers from l1 and l2 of first switch to second switch

    Com on second switch to s/l on ceiling rose

    Also cpc every where
     
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  12. Gareth Brookes
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    Lol
     
  13. Gareth Brookes
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    No the diagram above feed to the ceiling rose using the loop in loop out method
     
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    And that is t and e and 3 core
     
  15. littlespark
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    always helps to draw out your circuit beforehand on paper. Know what needs to be where concerning strappers and switch wires.
    The strappers, or pass wires as I knew them as, are a pair of cables that mean either one or the other is live at any time. That's what the 2-way switch does, connects the Common to either L1 or L2.
    Get that straight in your head, and you'll be onto intermediate switches in no time.
    Putting sleeving onto cables becomes second nature. Think about the second electrician coming to remove that switch and finding only browns?
    Don't annoy the plumber or plasterer once you get out onto jobs. They will snip off any identification given half a chance.
     
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