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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Hi All,

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, I have just removed two smart switches, and I have lost the picture I took of how the two-way two-gang light switches operated for my downstairs/upstairs lights. None of the online diagrams, instructions etc.. match to how mine is done. Any help is much appreciated.

I appear to have a R&B from each light to the same floor switch, and a 3 core B, Y & R wire between them. It used to work before, I can't get my head around how it to get it working again.

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Numb nuts question. Are you sure the downstairs switch is two gang ? and if it is do you have an intermediate switch ?

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Hi Wine-O,

Yes it is two-gang, one switch for downstairs & one for upstairs, vice verso upstairs, there is no intermediate switch. I vaguely remember a cross over cable in one of the switches and then possibly one of the neutrals in a connector box by itself or with another, it was a few years ago.

Downstairs:
(2 core)
R - Live
B - Neutral
(3 core)
Yellow - Comes out in upstairs switch
Blue - Comes out in upstairs switch
Red - Comes out in upstairs switch

Upstairs:
(2 core)
R - Live
B - Neutral
(3 core)
Yellow - Comes out in downstairs switch
Blue - Comes out in downstairs switch
Red - Comes out in downstairs switch

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lets just be clear. The blacks are not neutrals.

I can only assume from what you have described that there is a junction box somewhere. unless we know where and how it's connected I can be no further help. Sorry.

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Not sure if the pictures worked, but if you can see the picture of the lights, you will see its a traditional style pendant which has the inner connectors being used as a junction box. That is it I am afraid, there are no other junction boxes, I have had the floor ups to check, the cables are plastered into the walls, so I can't replace them or I would have done.

Hopefully you can help from that.

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drewjuk wrote:
Not sure if the pictures worked, but if you can see the picture of the lights, you will see its a traditional style pendant which has the inner connectors being used as a junction box.

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Standard rose wiring. There simply are not enough cores at downstairs switch for standard 2 gang 2 way lighting without summat else being involved.

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wine~o wrote:
drewjuk wrote:
Not sure if the pictures worked, but if you can see the picture of the lights, you will see its a traditional style pendant which has the inner connectors being used as a junction box.

Cheers


Standard rose wiring. There simply are not enough cores at downstairs switch for standard 2 gang 2 way lighting without summat else being involved.


I agree, but they somehow managed to get it to work before, clearly wasn't to any sort of standards. There must of been a hack way around it


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