Screwfix Dimmerswitch

Anybody else had experience of screwfix two gang dimmer blowing. I replaced a normal switch with a dimmer which worked fine for a about a month, then blew on one gang. Replaced with another a few weeks ago and blow me that's gone too. it's the same side both times. Normal wall light fitting with ordinary 40w bulb that hasn't blown
any ideas appreciated.
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On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 07:29:06 -0000, "Will Chambers TalkTalk Audio

Maybe related. I replaced a standard switch with a dimmer - a Screwfix one, but actually I don't think that is the issue.
The wall box had 4 tapped flanges for the screws that hold the plastic plate - 2 at the top, 2 each side.
The (unused) flange at the bottom, I discovered, was very close to the screws that retain the wires in the dimmer switch - fine when I installed it, but a little bit of movement over a few weeks and it then shorted out.
It was only after the FOC replacement from Screwfix blew that I got suspicious and turned my brain on ;-)
So, does your wallbox, by any chance, have 4 flanges?
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On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 09:28:10 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hardisty.co.uk (Tim Hardisty) wrote:

I'm sure you now what I meant - "1 at the top, 1 at the bottom, 1 each side". Doh! Tim Hardisty. Remove HAT before replying
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On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 07:29:06 +0000, Will Chambers TalkTalk Audio Productions wrote:

Had a Wilkinson bought, 2 gang dimmer, blow up last week when the GU11 bulb went in the light fixture.
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In the QVS catalogue, there is a dimmer that it rated to 700W, but states it's only rated to 350w with the GU10's - is that because they are halogen?
On another note, I have a 300w PAR56 halogen lamp in a CCTV IR fixture It is a little on the bright side, can I just use a dimmer on this, or do I need a special one?
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Yes, the Wilco ones now come with a warning about GU10's, they did'nt before !!.
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Try replacing with a lower wattage bulb. Someone else might know if a 150W bulb will fit a 300W fitting.
Christian.
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