Chandelier with two pair of cables


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Old 11-18-21, 07:22 PM
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Chandelier with two pair of cables

Hi,

I got a used chandelier and when installing it I noticed it has 2 pair of cables going in (two identical pair of cables). See example as clarification.

Ceiling
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|(H). |(N) |(G)

|(1.1) |(1.2) |(2.1). |(2.2). |(G)
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chandelier

Initially I decided to wire H to 1.1 and 2.1 and N to 1.2 and 2.2. Turning the light on blew the switch for some reason.

I turned off power and just wired H to 1.1 and N to 1.2 and left 2.1 and 2.2 not wired. Turned on power and it works but for some reason not all lights turn on.

1) Why the chandelier has 2 pairs of wires going in?
2) Do I need to rewrite this in a different way?
 
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Old 11-18-21, 09:30 PM
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It sounds like the chandelier has its sockets divided into two sections.
The section you describe as 2 sounds like it has a fault in it.
 
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Old 11-19-21, 05:14 AM
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Like Joed said. The chandelier is wired so you can turn on some lights independent of the others (old school dimming?)

Have you tried connecting all the hots (black) together, and all the neutrals (white) together? Do all the lights come on?
 
 

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