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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm 
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The problem I’ve got is that I’m trying to replace a light double switch plate in my hallway. I’ve got a single switch upstairs and a double downstairs. I’ve took the face plate off the downstairs double and I’ve got two cables coming out of the wall, each with one black and one red wire. Also on the old face plate is a red wire linking two of the inputs. My question is how to I use these wires including the linking wire to hook up a new double switch using today’s standards of Com, L1 and L2 ?


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The problem I’ve got is that I’m trying to replace a light double switch plate in my hallway. I’ve got a single switch upstairs and a double downstairs. I’ve took the face plate off the downstairs double and I’ve got two cables coming out of the wall, each with one black and one red wire. Also on the old face plate is a red wire linking two of the inputs. My question is how to I use these wires including the linking wire to hook up a new double switch using today’s standards of Com, L1 and L2


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The wires which were linked should be the common (supply cable). L1 is output assuming only one light is switched from each.

A picture of old and new would help.

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Must be an echo, replied to your other post

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No photos I’m afraid, already took it apart as the old light switch had not marking indicating what was what ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Threads merged. @ OP. Just one thread per topic please.


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Pics please of the cables and cores, back of the old switch as well. Is one of the switches 2 way ? (switchable from more than one place) if so pic of wiring at the other switch as well.

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Sorry for the delay. Here’s the pics of the old and new switch and also the wires that new connecting including the link wire


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Nick G wrote:
The problem I’ve got is that I’m trying to replace a light double switch plate in my hallway. I’ve got a single switch upstairs and a double downstairs.


Sorry for the delay responding Busy..
Single switch upstairs and one of the switches downstairs controlling the same light ?

As a starting point connect red from each cable to each COM, Black from the same cables to L1 same side of the switch.

Report back as to what does/doesn't work correctly.

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wine~o wrote:
Nick G wrote:
The problem I’ve got is that I’m trying to replace a light double switch plate in my hallway. I’ve got a single switch upstairs and a double downstairs.


Sorry for the delay responding Busy..
Single switch upstairs and one of the switches downstairs controlling the same light ?

As a starting point connect red from each cable to each COM, Black from the same cables to L1 same side of the switch.

Report back as to what does/doesn't work correctly.


Do you know which cable was on which side of the old switch to identify the cable that links upstairs with downstairs?

Do you remember or have a picture of how it was wired before you disconnected the wires? the old faceplate has the ports marked.

It sounds like your going to have to get a multimeter out and test all the wires/ cables. i've just been through the same thing with the new house i moved into with old and new wiring.


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SquirrelHammer wrote:
Do you remember or have a picture of how it was wired before you disconnected the wires?


Just saying, if he could remember how it was connected, would he not have connected it already?

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someone-else wrote:
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Do you remember or have a picture of how it was wired before you disconnected the wires?


Just saying, if he could remember how it was connected, would he not have connected it already?


no because he said it had no markings what they were but there are markings. Hes either going to be real lucky or he might have some strange wired setup


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