I hate to have to ask this as I'm sure the answer is very obvious but
unfortunately I appear to have forgotten all the lessons from school on
basic electrical circuits (my teachers would be proud).
I am planning to install 3 downlights on a single switch and I cannot work
out (remember!) how to wire them. Should they be in series or in parallel?
"Sam Dickinson" wrote ...
| I hate to have to ask this as I'm sure the answer is very obvious
| but unfortunately I appear to have forgotten all the lessons from
| school on basic electrical circuits (my teachers would be proud).
| I am planning to install 3 downlights on a single switch and I
| cannot work out (remember!) how to wire them. Should they be in
| series or in parallel?
There's a lot more you need to know too. You must ensure you have the right
cable and know how to make the joints and comply with all the regulations.
Given your earlier question, I'd strongly recommend getting a good book on
the subject and reading it, so you know all the implications. I've heard
many people recommend the Which Guide, although I haven't seen it myself.
I've already got the "Big Red Reader Digest Book" which is extremely good
( and usually very comprehensive). However, sadly it doesn't mention
anything about 2 bulbs on a single lighting spur. However, you can rest
assured that it's got everything else about cables, junction boxes, circuit
ratings etc. So I promise I won't blow myself up ;-)
The trouble is that the question you've asked is such a basic one as to
question your ability to do even simple electrical work. Everything
electric (like a bulb) is clearly marked with its voltage and current
consumption, and 240 volts should tell anyone that intends doing any
wiring that it isn't wired in series. I'm not suggesting you need a
comprehensive knowledge of electricity theory or practice to do simple
things - just the very basics.
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Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
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