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Spark help needed changing light switch

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Hi HUKD's I've got a new dimmer switch (Stainless Steel) with a strange symbol, L1, L2 and a seperate earth connection. Problem is the old one (non dimmer, the old white one ) doesn't have an earth … Read More
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Hi HUKD's
I've got a new dimmer switch (Stainless Steel) with a strange symbol, L1, L2 and a seperate earth connection.
Problem is the old one (non dimmer, the old white one ) doesn't have an earth connection and there are 3 red wires 2 of which go into the COM and one wire going to the L1 connection.
Can I assume that there are no connections going to the earth connection and that the 2 wires go into the connection with the strange symbol( a bit like a tilde) ?

Thanks for all your help.
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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Copy It THE BACKBOX YOU SCREW IT TO WILL BE EARTHED AND L2 IS FOR THE SETTING UP OF A TWO WAY SWITCH
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raptorcigs
Copy It THE BACKBOX YOU SCREW IT TO WILL BE EARTHED AND L2 IS FOR THE SETTING UP OF A TWO WAY SWITCH


Thanks Raptor, rep left
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raptorcigs
Copy It THE BACKBOX YOU SCREW IT TO WILL BE EARTHED AND L2 IS FOR THE SETTING UP OF A TWO WAY SWITCH


It worked and wife is very happy.
#4
also run a small length of earth wire between the earth connection on the switch and the earth connector in the backing box.
#5
best if you connect backbox to front plate with piece of wire for earthing if u got insulation between front and backplate

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