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.
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?
Remove HAT before replying
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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