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Old 04-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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2way switch earthing


I would like to install a 2 way switch in with an alread exsisting 1way switch I believe that under the new regs the cable should be a 3 core and earth cable however there is a already an earth conductor with the 1way switch so my question is may I now use twin and earth as the link as before

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O.K. I think I got the core = conductors
earth core = equipment ground conductor
1 way sw = single pole toggle
2 way sw. = a three way or a double pole/double throw ?

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You can't wire 2 way switches with 2 wires. Three wires are needed to make the switches work properly. You can't use the earth/ground wire as one of the switching wires.
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