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huelya79
Cable chaos! help

hi.
i just took of my old ceiling lamp in order to finally install a new one. the cables from the ceiling were attached to a connecter kind of thing, which was connected to the lamp cables. i unfortunately removed the connecter and now can't figure out which cables need to go where.

out of the ceiling: 4 cables, black and red & black and red.

out of my lamp: 2 cables, 1 blue, 1 brown

i somehow need to attach them all to the connecter to get light and to get a connection to the light switch.

what to do??

your advice will be much appreciated!!!!!!!!

canuk
Re: Cable chaos! help
huelya79 wrote:

hi.
out of the ceiling: 4 cables, black and red & black and red.

what to do??

your advice will be much appreciated!!!!!!!!

You need to recheck the wires at the ceiling because what you listed doesn't jive.
I suspect there should be white wires there somewhere.
Post back exactly what's there.

By the way --- a cable contains a number of colored wires ( conductors ).

huelya79
Re: Cable chaos! help

hi.

ok two big white cables out of the ceiling. and out of each you have 1 black and 1 red cable

and a big green/yellow earth cable.

canuk
Re: Cable chaos! help

Where do you live --- in North America ?

sparky1
Re: Cable chaos! help

i was thinking the same think canuck!!

Re: Cable chaos! help
huelya79 wrote:

hi.
.... ceiling were attached to a connecter kind of thing ... now can't figure out which cables need to go where.... i somehow need to attach them all ....
what to do??

Some things are diy some things are not.

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