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Old 10-12-04, 09:56 PM
Sami
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Please help!
I have wires from the ceiling as follows:
Red, Black, Green
Red, Black, Green
Red, White.
the new downlight has:
Brown
Blue
Green
what is the best way to connect these wires?

Kind regards,
Sami
 
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Old 10-13-04, 05:07 AM
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Well its easy to connect if you know what the wires are from in the first place. We will need more information than what you have provided to help make a safe connection for you.

Does the white wire have a black piece of tape around it or a balck pen mark. If so then that will be the switched live so then you will will have the switch cable.

Have a good look and give us as much detail as you can and if you have previous details of connections. Eg does it have two switches or one.

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Old 10-13-04, 08:33 AM
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Why so many black and red and only one white? Is this in conduit? What was there before? Is there a switch involved or 2 switches? Do you know which wires go to the switches?

The only thing for sure is the green is ground and all of them should be connected together.
 
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Old 10-13-04, 05:27 PM
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Thank you both for reply,
the white has no pen mark, just plain. I put a cap on white and a red so it was not connected to anything, and connected 2 reds to brown, 2 blacks to blue, and 2 greens to green.the lights came on once I switched the main switch, but I could not turn off the lights from the switch. then I connected 3
reds to brown 2 blacks and white to blue and 2 greens to green and it blew the fuse. for more information when I did the first connection by mistake I pushed the green too far and the screw that presses the wire down had come on top of the wire cover, therefore, I had no ground connection, after switching the main switch on, not only the lights did not come on in this room but also the 2 rooms next to this room which were the new extensions build by the previous owner. Maybe those 2 rooms were powered through this main family room?. there is a side wall light with a single bulb in this main family room with a separate switch.

Thank you,
Sami
 
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Old 10-13-04, 05:42 PM
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Guessing is not going to work for this. You need to find out and tell us where each of the wires go.

Is this fixture from europe? Brown and blue are euopean wire colors. Blue is normally the neutral in European color scheme which means it should be connected to white. But on a fan blue is the light fixture hot wire and there should be a white wire on the fixture.
 
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Old 10-13-04, 07:59 PM
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thanks for that Joed,
I am located in Australia, European color scheme is correct, I will check to find out about where the white is gone and let you know.
regard,
Sami,
 
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Old 10-14-04, 12:38 AM
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Right things are becoming more clearer now with the european colours.
First of all you really need to test these wires to get which ones have power, because you will be blowing fuses all week this way.

From what i can make out, dont use this as a guide its just an idea at the moment while i wait for more info, i would say one set of Red, Black are incoming power and the other set of Red, Black is outgoing to the next fixture, then the Red, White will be the switch cable. If this is so, connecting the all blacks together and connecting to the blue on the lamp should give you the neutral side, then connecting the Red from the switch cable to the brown on fixture and then connecting the white from the switch to the two reds from the incoming and outgoing cables should give you the switch loop.

That is just an idea, if you take the cover off the switch that is supposed to control the light have alook what cables are in there see if there is only one which i would imagine there is and just see if it is the red white cable.

Please test the cables in the fixture and check out the cables in the switch and report back with the results, as this will give us more of an idea.

Thanks
Snape
 
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Old 10-14-04, 04:19 PM
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Snape's info is about as close a GUESS I could give you. There may not be other white wires in Australia. I think they use a 220 volt system there.
 
 

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