View Full Version : I Need A Neutral Wire For Futronix?
14-01-2004, 01:08 PM
Got a Futronix P100 today and didn't realise that my current light switch has no Neutral wire. As this is essential for the Futronix I need to know what my options are. Is this a job for a sparky only or is it possible to do this myself if I'm carefull.
14-01-2004, 01:21 PM
I think you should investigate further, but be very careful. The safest way to investigate the lighting circuits is to turn all the lights on, then pull fuses/flip circuit breakers in your consumer unit till they <u>all</u> go out. You can then unscrew fittings and poke around in reasonable safety.
Turn the lights off before you put fuses back in though, I've known bulbs to blow from remaking the circuits at once.
14-01-2004, 02:03 PM
Its not common practice to have a neutral at a switch point )its normaly Live, switched live &, earth). What you need is (to do a proper job) to repull a 3 core & earth cable (2 way switch cable) back down to the switch. Its fairly easy to do but you need to be able to get at the cableing (if yourve got the loft above you it makes it pretty sinple) but i recomend getting a sparky to it if you not 100%.
14-01-2004, 10:44 PM
I rang a sparky and he said he could get a spur from the light or he can get one from the floor. The floor isn't a possibility due to a fitted carpet so I'll go for the light option. Not too sure how this will be aesthetically though, thank the lord aesthetics are never a consideration in my hc room :twisted:
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