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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:21 pm 
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I’m trying to wire up a new light switch, not sure on the wires apart from the earth
None of them have a sleeve indicated a switched live. Also have com on the new switch but not old

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Only trying to help, but didn't you say

Steveohim wrote:
I want to learn a trade, I quite like electrics but I don’t have the time or money to learn a full career, I’m 40. Can you learn such a thing as basic domestic electrics such as lighting etc?


Why didn't you use your new meter to find out? Image
then you would have found that

L1 = COM
L2 = L1
L3 = L2

It doesn't matter in this case regards live and switched live.

The other thing to note is if you look at the switches, they are both the same shape, and both have terminals in the same place. Its just the "names" are different.

Please, use your meter more (On things that have no wires / not plugged in, as you could have answered your question in 30 seconds or less)

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How would a meter tell me what wires go where? I just matched the location. I’ve still yet to learn what L1,2,3 and com is


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Steveohim wrote:
How would a meter tell me what wires go where? I just matched the location. I’ve still yet to learn what L1,2,3 and com is



If you don't know and you have a meter, and the two switches look the same, and one is wired and working, you take a picture of the wired up switch, turn the electricity off, take down the working (old) switch, see what happens when you put the meter on the "old switch" see what it does (Since you already know where to test, as all you have to do is look at the picture you have taken) Then find the terminals that do the same on the "new switch"
Then you put the new switch up and turn the electricity back on, job done.

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