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Hi everyone. My pull switch wall extractor fan with timer is perfect apart from one thing. There is no light to tell you whether the pull switch is off and the timer on, so no way of knowing unless you can remember whether or not you switched it off.
Is it possible to install one of these tiny LED or neon lights that go off and on with the pull switch?
Just to be clear, the pull switch is integral to the fan, not a separate switch that can be replaced with one with a light.
Also, I don't have the skill and expertise to actually solder a light to the circuit board or anything like that.
What I have in mind is a unit that I buy and attach on top of the fan or inside it, perhaps with a slot I cut out of the fan plastic front, so that I can see the light.
Perhaps the pull switch unit inside the fan could be replaced and a hole or slot cut out. Thanks in advance. Happy new year.


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usually you just wire them in with the lights - lights on - fan on, lights off - fan on timer then the fan goes off, The fan usually has its own isolator



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https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CB2163.html

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B2L240-220V- ... 1118771202 :wink: :wink:



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Bob225, how will either of those help? if he had a separate switch I could understand but he said
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Just to be clear, the pull switch is integral to the fan, not a separate switch that can be replaced with one with a light.

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Bob225 wrote:
https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CB2163.html

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B2L240-220V- ... 1118771202 :wink: :wink:

Thanks for that. The pull switch is integral to the fan. Perhaps soldering a tiny neon light to the circuit board would not be all that difficult., but that's the kind of thing I had in mind rather than re-wring to make the switch a separate unit with a neon indicator light. But best of all would be a little neon light unit that I could connect onto or into the fan case.


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Bob225, how will either of those help? if he had a separate switch I could understand but he said
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Just to be clear, the pull switch is integral to the fan, not a separate switch that can be replaced with one with a light.

Thanks for that. I'll upload some photos today.


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wire it in with the light then assuming you have triple and earth to the fan

What size fan is it ?

what sort of room is there in the fan housing ? picture ?

secure a led/neon in the case with a hole through the lid ?



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Bob225 wrote:
wire it in with the light then assuming you have triple and earth to the fan

What size fan is it ?

what sort of room is there in the fan housing ? picture ?

secure a led/neon in the case with a hole through the lid ?

Hi . Thanks for that. The pull switch is integral to the fan. There is a separate isolator but not a separate switch, for instance a light switch. It's just slightly annoying not to know whether the pull cod switch is on or off, but it's not worth re-wiring to a different switch system. In fact, I've been looking online and found LED indicator units, resisitors and even a simple circuit kit. But I'd rather just by a ready-made LED or neon light unit that I could connect to the pull switch. Cheers,


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Bob225, the fan is a Vent-Axia lo carbon Quadra HTP, laurencewithau altered the wiring himself.

laurencewithau, the fan you have, one variant has an integral humidistat, does yours?

laurencewithau, I suggest you stop over complicating things (as you seem to have a bent for doing) and wire the fan as it was intended with a 3 core and earth. The reason is a neon will be too dim and not really good in the tiny space you have, you can get a "mains LED indicator" but I would guess that it will pass enough current when off to constantly start your fan's timer. I may be wrong regarding the timer........

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