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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:50 am 
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Hi,

I'm in a new build and have an external wall socket, I would like to put an external light with a switch on the external circuit. I was thinking of the following:

LED Batten 45W 4000lm 5ft
Tower External SWA Gland Kit 20 IP66 Pack of 2
Schneider Electric 4-Entry Junction Box with Knockouts Grey 65 x 65 x 45mm
Prysmian LV Armoured 6943X 3-Core Cable 1.5mm² x 25m Black

How do I connect the switch to the light in the junction box?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:56 am 
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Depends on the switch you choose to use.

Most switches are single pole (Two terminals) so if you use a single pole switch you connect the incoming neutral to the outgoing neutral in either a choc block or wago connectors, (so it is nothing to do with the switch) and the two live wires (one incoming the other outgoing) are connected to the switch (One wire to each terminal) You also connect the earth (both incoming and outgoing) to each other


I also suggest you get a competent person to assist you, as electricity is not prejudiced, it will kill anyone.

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This is the switch I'll be using BG 1-Gang 2-Way Single Pole Slim Weatherproof Switch https://www.screwfix.com/p/bg-1-gang-2-way-single-pole-slim-weatherproof-switch/42402

What do I need to do with the junction box?


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Assuming you are getting everything from screwfix then the light comes pre-wired, you conenct the wires from the light in the junction box, although why you would want to put a 5 foot long light outside I have no idea.
Also you can not connect directly to your existing socket, you need a fused connection unit.

Where is this light going? you may be better off with a flex and plug

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Flex and a plug would be the best method if no fused spur in the circuit.

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So I've built a 4.8m roof that is a metre ride in our alleyway. I'll be building a climbing wall next. So I need the light to firstly build the frame and the climbing wall and to climb in the evenings. The 5 foot long cable that comes with the light is not long enough to reach the external sockets. So I thought I would pile it into the external socket and put a switch on it. If there are better ways of getting light in the alleyway then I'm all ears.


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