fan light 2 switch wiring error

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Hynes Properties, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Hynes Properties

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    I have just wired 1 switch for a light, and one for the connected fan fallowing a diagram. Now both switches turn on light and fan simultaneously. Having trouble finding the error..
     
  2. Electric Al

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    Call an Electrician !
     
  3. Hynes Properties

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    Doesn't sound like it..... thanks for the advice anyway.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    Your diagram was wrong or you did it wrong.

    You simply need a "hot" wire into both switches and the output of one switch goes to fan and the output of the other goes to light.

    A switch just disconnects one leg of the circuit (hot and neutral).. usually the "hot" is switched for safety but it's done incorrectly to many times to count..

    see figure 1
    http://i.stack.imgur.com/Ox4Rf.png
     
  5. adamclark

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    Are you using dpst switches? its a pretty basic circuit to wire..
     
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