Did i buy the wrong smart light switch? Sonoff wall plate? EU/UK

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Found 27th Dec 2017
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I bought this one as it was only one i saw it said eu standard so assumed it be fine, got it hooked up tried different options, some reason i only have to feeds in my box, and both red must have wrong sleeve on one, anyways got it powered up and that but the light switch dont come on, with one my my bulbs it will flickers slightly but wont turn on, im not thinking i got the wrong one and it wont work on uk plugs as they sell this?

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Yes, It's the wrong one. Most homes in the UK don't have a Neutral on the light switch and it requires Neutral

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regretful11 m ago

Yes, It's the wrong one. Most homes in the UK don't have a Neutral on the …Yes, It's the wrong one. Most homes in the UK don't have a Neutral on the light switch and it requires Neutral



okay thanks my fault only a tenner down the drain :P, somereason my switch only has two cables, would this be a issue if purchases the uk one?... the light does work with normal switch plate on

The 2 cables are coloured correct as one will be a permanent live, It will be fine with a UK switch.

You bought the right one but you'd need a neutral to the switch (so it has live and neutral to power it) Which would probably mean chopping out the wall and running it down.

Don't worry too much about wasting £10, I've used the switch and it's crap. Luckily I already had a neutral but went back to a standard switch.

I think any of them would need a neutral.... if the switch parasitic powered (like a neon illuminated) then it risks LED bulb flicker, and would not have any power for itself when on unless it stole a few volts in series.

If the wire was in conduit in ran freely, you might be able to draw another cable through, but you'd need to know what you were doing.

PS, Only 2 wires? No earth? That's how ours used to be and needed a rewire so we could use brass (alike) switch plates with an earth, otherwise a single wire loose could make the plate live - and I still don't think we have Neutral available!
Edited by: "matth9999" 28th Dec 2017
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