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Dudells

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Dudells

Morning folks, so Im fitting a new LED emergency bulkhead. 3 cell battery self contained jobbo but when I turn the unit off at the switch I've mounted just below it instantly goes in to emergency mode. 

I've switched the supplies (in case I had some how mixed up the switched and unswitched) and its made no difference. Just to double check it I even unpacked and wired in a second unit to be sure and it's doing the exact same.

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steptoe

Its wired wrong 

Post up a pic of what wire you have going where,? 

 

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kerching

Exactly what @steptoe said...it's wired wrong

is the switch on the neutral by any chance :C

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Rob_the_rich

Or polarity of whole installation?

Perhaps the batteries are dead and need charging up. It should say in the MIs though.

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Andy™

been on a job before where those higher up and know everything about designing electrical systems insisted on all light switches being DP. despite our objections, they were right and didnt listen, so we wired with DP switches... have you done the same?

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binky

is there a link that needs removing? If battery charge LED goes out when switched off, you haven't got a permanent supply.

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Dudells
1 hour ago, kerching said:

Exactly what @steptoe said...it's wired wrong

is the switch on the neutral by any chance :C

Sorry reply chaps had a busy one. It's wired in correctly but I only had one feed going in to the room and it's literally a concrete box so I took 2 cables off the 1 feed and put one through the switch and 1 beneath it going straight through to act as an unswitched live. 

16 minutes ago, binky said:

is there a link that needs removing? If battery charge LED goes out when switched off, you haven't got a permanent supply.

I thought this as well but the supply stays powered I had the tester on it to make sure but the LED still goes off and the fitting goes in to emergency.

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binky

Test point turned off?

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Dudells
7 minutes ago, binky said:

Test point turned off?

I wish, that would make sense. I'm back in tomorrow so I'll take you all photos. 

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binky

do ypu know what the make and model of the light is?

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steptoe
2 hours ago, Dudells said:

Sorry reply chaps had a busy one. It's wired in correctly

 

its not,

it doesnt work correctly,

so therefore its wired wrong,

you either dont have a permanent Live, or its in the wrong terminal, have you mixed up your permanent live and sw live at the fitting.?

 

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Sharpend

I’ve so missed this direct but polite approach, Andy had a go in your absence, less said the better!!!!! ;) 

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Dudells
4 minutes ago, Sharpend said:

I’ve so missed this direct but polite approach, Andy had a go in your absence, less said the better!!!!! ;) 

What's up?

16 minutes ago, steptoe said:

 

its not,

it doesnt work correctly,

so therefore its wired wrong,

you either dont have a permanent Live, or its in the wrong terminal, have you mixed up your permanent live and sw live at the fitting.?

 

Not mixed switched and unswitched. As I said further up I had to make a work around for the unswitched 

 

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Sharpend

It’s in reference to our colleague @steptoe

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Dudells
Just now, Sharpend said:

It’s in reference to our colleague @steptoe

Ah right 

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Sharpend

Exactly how have you connected this and what switch are you using? 

Is the original supply switched? 

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