Question: How do you wire up an electrical switch?

What does L1 and L2 mean on a light switch?

Wiring a One Way Switch The other terminal is marked as L1 and is the output to the light fixture. When youre wiring decorative light switches such as chrome or stainless steel etc, youll find that the switch will also have an L2 terminal which means its a two way switch.

Can you wire a plug socket from a light switch?

If there is only a single cable into the box, where the brown goes into COM on the switch plate and the blue goes into L1, the blue is switched live and is NOT neutral. If this is the case you most definitely cannot safely add a socket.

Does the black wire go to L1 or L2?

Brown for L1, Black for L2 and Grey for common.

What Colour wire goes to common on a light switch?

white In a light switch, the common wire is normally white. The common wire brings electricity from the bulb back to the source.

How do I wire an outlet without a neutral?

You dont have the neutral conductor that you need for a receptacle outlet. The only way you could do this would be to change the 2-wire cable (from the light to the switch) out to a 3-wire cable.

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