Even the most original lighting unit needs a power supply. To make the best use of energy and to realize interesting lighting ideas often use the switch on the 2 or 3 buttons.
To implement such a solution does not necessarily cause an electrician, you can figure out how to connect to the chandelier dvuhklavishnomu switch and try to perform all the work himself.
The idea attracted save, but you have never engaged in similar work and are afraid of committing a number of mistakes? We can help you - in this article we consider the detailed instructions on connecting the lamps to the switch with two keys. In addition we present step by step photo installation process, providing them with a detailed description. And for beginners add descriptive video demonstrating the connection chandeliers.
The content of the article:
- It features a two-level control of light
Step by step instructions on connecting
- Step # 1 - Preparing for the installation
- Step # 2 - Check correctness of the connection switch
- Step # 3 - ensuring power cables
- Common errors when connecting
- Conclusions and useful videos on the topic
It features a two-level control of light
In the same room is not always required brightness of 9-12 bulbs. Sometimes you want to create a romantic atmosphere, including 2-3 plafond exquisite chandeliers. They will provide a muted light, ideal for intimate conversations in the evening hours.
The fineness of the control lights light fixture depends on the switch - if you put dvuhklavishny, it is possible to effectively delineate the possibility of chandeliers, creating a 2 light groups. This technique allows you to create a deeper light composition, and two buttons allow you to control the amount of light according to your requirements.
In addition, the user is also added value in the form of savings:
- power when you turn on a small group of light bulbs;
- resource own lightingVacationing certain period of time;
- space on the wall - double switch model takes up less space than two singles.
And if you want you can personally take connecting chandeliers. For this we first have to choose the most appropriate model of switch diversity offered by numerous manufacturers.
Convenient solution - with lighting device. It is useful to be installed in the guest room, because at night it is clearly visible on the wall
Sleek design and no frills - that's what a model with touch controls. Such dvuhklavishnik have this topic in any modern interior
Touch switch and control via the remote - the dream of every man. What could be nicer than to light / turn off the light without getting up from a warm bed?
Rational decision - dvuhklavishny switch in one frame with rosettes. This solution will provide a perfect picture without piling walls redundant blocks
The device is illuminated
Operations Using the Remote
Switch in one frame with rosettes
Suitable dvuhklavishnik and proper connection simplify the control of light in the room. However, still need to create the best group of light bulbs that are part of the chandelier.
In this respect will depend on the number of pixels emitting light, and the presence of other lamps in a room. And the model plays an important role: if it is a multi-level product, it is advisable to connect one of the keys to the upper floor lamps chandeliers and the second - all the rest.
Recently, in pursuit of the creation of the original atmosphere in the home users choose retromodeli to help enhance the interior refinement and originality
Can form groups as desired, but will take into account the total amount of the instrument lights - the more, the more variations you can create.
So, for a product with 12 relevant light emitters are such options:
Less than 3 lamps of a button to connect does not make sense - in the room is quite dark. Conversation or watching movies, and 3-4 pieces enough.
The latter option with an equal distribution is not the best, because with 6 bulbs uncomfortable to read, knit or embroider, and they use quite a lot of electricity.
Lighting fixture with 12 bulbs gives enough light even for a large room. Yes, and 2 groups of them will be convenient form
The original form and a plurality of luminous elements allow to roam fantasy by dividing the total number of lamps in the group, controlled by a switch with two buttons
Multi-tier chandelier effectively fit into the classical interior. A dvuhklavishnik help create a unique play of light when the only top-tier lights or simultaneous operation of all available
Even homemade lighting fixture design can be connected to the distribution switch dvuhklavishny desired number of control keys lampshades
Chandelier with 12 lights
The original shape with a plurality of luminous elements
Homemade luminaire design
Step by step instructions on connecting
When the switch is acquired, and in a brand new chandelier able to form two groups of lamps, each of which will be managed by its key, we can proceed to carry out the electrical works. It is important to pay due attention to personal safety.
Step # 1 - Preparing for the installation
First of all have to deal with all the wires. And they can be very much. In order not to get lost and do not be confused, to be safely consider them and determine what is responsible for what. For more information about wire marking we wrote this article.
You can start with the chandelier. She of each cartridge will depart wires and may still be the central core. It all depends on the model.
If this product is a trusted manufacturer that cares about its reputation and customers, the equipment will be instructions. That its recommendations and should be followed during the work on the connection.
The Chinese chandeliers can be split wires in color - brown and blue. The first is responsible for the phase, and the latter are zero
Lighting manufactured by Chinese firms, do not look less attractive than chandeliers brands. Their cost is much more attractive, which explains the popularity among consumers.
A significant drawback - the absence of instructions to the wiring diagram and wire marking. Often, they can all be the same color - it is necessary to determine who has what corresponds.
Using a multimeter is necessary to determine the membership of wires. If the first time will use the device, it is useful to guide him
All the neutral wires coming out of each cartridge, to be connected together. To do this they carefully rolled up, removing the insulation from the ends to 0.8-1 cm. Twisting, wear cap or PPE terminals WAGO
Then, a first group of bulbs, collecting the required number of phase conductors in one batch. They also rolled and put on terminal block or cap, similar to the zero group lived
It remains to collect a second set of wires to be controlled by the second switch button. They also act as the first group
Determination of the multimeter wires
All the neutral wires are twisted together
Phase wires in the twisting of the first group of lamps
The second group of the phase conductors
With self-assembly of all connection options lived more convenient by connecting chandeliers use PPE caps terminals Vago.
For proper installation of the chandelier to master the basics of soldering or lease equipment to perform high-quality crimping irrationally. Caps PPE great cope with the isolation of contacts, ensuring a reliable connection
Rest methods of connecting wires relevant for professional electricians have the necessary tools and skills to conduct such work.
Still need to determine the identity of wires from the switch. They can hang straight from the ceiling. Or they will release, removing an old chandelier.
In any case, before working it is important to disconnect the line to protect against electric shock.
After removing the old light fixture, and releasing the wire, be they carefully inspected for damage to the insulation. If it is not broken, it is necessary to separate them in different directions, and turn on the power to check the indicator with a screwdriver or a multimeter assignment of each of the cores.
From the ceiling can go 3 or 4 wires. In the first case 1 is zero and the phase 2 and the second one is added - ground. It is used for the housing ground chandeliers
Now you need to disconnect the power supply line, to carry out further work.
Step # 2 - Check correctness of the connection switch
It is also important to mount the chandelier look properly connected switch operating mechanism with two keys.
For this purpose it is to remove the front panel keys and get the main part, which is attached to the wire.
Depending on the model and manufacturer dvuhklavishnik may be behind a variety of designations, indicating the purpose of the contacts. If there is to understand manual will be easier, but if there is no need to carefully examine the numbers or letters applied on the reverse side.
In products with two keys have one contact for incoming and two outgoing phase. They are designated by the letters L, L1 and L2, respectively. Contacts leaving one phase may be referred to figures - 1 and 2
When self-installing double switch it is important to connect the wires. If you have already set it, you need not be lazy and promote it to assess the adequacy of its connections.
Reaching the operating mechanism, it is necessary to examine the insulation, check the correctness of connection of veins that feed on the panel was in contact with the letter L. And you should pay attention that it does not fall out of their sockets and do not hang out.
Safety switch mechanism, the wires and connections must be accurate, the insulation in place. It is important that all wires have been detached and carefully laid in podrozetnik if it was used for wiring.
Step # 3 - ensuring power cables
Checking wires from dvuhklavishnogo switch to the chandelier, it is possible to continue the connection. In principle, the color of veins coming out of the working mechanism, it is clear what kind of wire sticking out of the ceiling.
It is necessary to connect them to the nodes formed from the veins coming out of the horns of the lighting device.
The scheme by which the switch is connected chandelier with two keys. It is important not to confuse wire
To implement this correctly, you need to quietly make connections, well stripping insulation.
Many home master, having no experience of soldering wires and appropriate tool, prefer to use the WAGO terminal blocks, to ensure the reliability of the connection. The figure demonstrates the position of the presser foot: clamped (left) and pressed (right)
If the chandelier there is a common wire, consisting of 3 cores, it will add to twist each of the groups corresponding to the entries, and then isolate them by inserting the terminal block
It is necessary to free connectors Vago insert the appropriate twisting veins extending from the cartridges. They will be connected to the outgoing switch contacts. This L1 and L2, which in the future will be to manage each of the keys
Remain connected phase from each of the keys with the groups with which they will operate. Zero is also connected to a zero Vago, inserting it in the free connector terminal
Vago terminal block to connect the wires
Preparation twists lived Connection
Twisting each group of lights to be put into the terminals Vago
Joining outgoing switch phases in groups of wires chandeliers
All work is desirable to carry protective gloves. WAGO use PPE or caps under the force of even a novice. Especially that the installation will be carried out under a ceiling that is not very convenient.
When all connections are made, it is necessary to place wires neatly, placing them in a decorative overlay of a lighting fixture.
It remains to attach a chandelier based on the features of the model - hang it on a hook or mounted on a bracket.
After screwing in light bulbs, you can try the product operability and functionality of each of the key switch. If done correctly, the device will be regularly controlled by two groups of lights
Most wiring diagrams and wiring rules we have considered in detail our other article.
Common errors when connecting
With self-wiring often deal with issues that arise because of mistakes made in the process of connection.
A common problem - disabled or not working properly chandelier, which is to be administered dvuhklavishnikom.
The first sign of incorrect connection - the lack of lighting on the instrument. This is true for models with backlighting. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the mechanism and see where the error has crept in
The first thing you should pay attention - this is a zero. He never comes to the switch - from the junction box goes directly to the ceiling. If not, then you need to correct the mistake, dropping a zero out of the box to the chandelier, bypassing dvuhklavishnik.
The second error associated with the neutral conductor when it is connected to one of the phase terminals. We remember the rule that zero immediately goes to the lighting device and take out of phase contact.
The third mistake - entering phase conductor is connected to the left or right facing contact in the operating mechanism. Simply put, in the process of connecting jacks mixed. It's easy to fix - you need to loosen the connection and properly insert wires, re-fixing them.
In addition to these errors often occur as follows:
- performed poorly compound - wire dangles without providing proper contact;
- conductor simply twisted together and wrapped with electrical tape on top - a simple twist is prohibited, should wear a cap or insert them into Vago;
- core insulation is damaged;
- when the compounds bad removed insulationThat prevented to create intimate contact wires.
All problems can be avoided if the right to carry out each of the processes easy and not too lazy to double-check the quality of work.
It should be noted that the power supply wire to the switch of the chandelier is not always passes through the junction box. Options when phase goes directly, bypassing it, is now gaining momentum.
In such cases, to hide all connections and wires, you can put an additional Escutcheon, Which is put on the plug, though not all manufacturers have such a structure.
The plug allows to hide in the spare podrozetnik wires and connections. And access to them, if necessary, will be as simple as possible - removed the plug and do the wiring inspection
Conclusions and useful videos on the topic
During the self-assembly of chandeliers novice electrician may experience minor problems. More about this in the video:
On connecting the lighting device using the terminal block in the video:
Detailed instructions on the use of the meter in the video:
Connection and testing of lamps controlled dvuhklavishnym switch:
Having dealt with the intricacies of electrical work by connecting the chandelier, you can do-it-yourselfers.
What will follow the rules of electrical safety and connect all the wires correctly, previously dividing the fixture bulb into 2 groups, each of which is controlled by one of the keys switch.
You have experience of successfully connecting the fixture to the double switch and want to share it with other users? And can you make a mistake during installation, then it successfully corrected and now want to warn other domestic masters who have no experience performing electrical work? Write your advice and comments, ask questions in the comments section, located below under this article.