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Wiring a light switch Explanation with diagram and video tutorial

Wiring light switch is first step which learn by a electrician or electrical student. This connection is very simple connection and most used in electrical house wiring. This connection can be done by one way switch, a light bulb socket, light bulb and electric wires.

Wiring light switch Diagram

Form this post you complete learn about light switch wiring with a simple diagram and video tutorial in English language. And this will be complete guide of wiring a light switch. The wiring of light switch is very simple connection but before we start the wiring connection. First i want to highlight those things which we use for doing this connection. We use a one way switch (single way switch) which is normally open contacts internally. And when you move or push switch, the switch make internally close contacts.

One thing more to wire a light switch the first thing which we need the electric supply. We can get supply form the main distribution board or other place where we have the power source connection point. But before you are gonna to start work and getting the power supply. We need to switch off the main circuit breaker. And then start work because in electrical work the most important thing is safety and protection.

So safety first. First switch off the main circuit breaker to want to start work, if your wiring in conduit then use steel wire to move pass the electric cables foam conduit pipes. One thing more to wire a light switch with AC current (Alternating current) we will start our work with three color electric wires which are red, black and Green.

Mostly we use these color code for single phase wiring installation where red is used for phase ( hot wire) black for neutral and green for earth or ground. If you are using the metal junction box then connect the earthing wire, however in some place the one way switch body are made for metal so we need earth wire for switch body.

As i told in above words that in electrical works the most important thing safety and protection and earthing system is a good protection system. So always install the earthing system in every electrical installation.

Come to wiring connection. Wiring of a light switch is very simple and easy connection. You need to connect your neutral wire to light socket and hot wire to the switch and form the switch you connect the wire to light bulb socket other free terminal and ground wire to the one way switch earthing point as i shown in the below diagram.

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Wiring a light switch diagram

Wire a light switch video tutorial Guide

The above wiring a light switch connection is too simple. However  if you want more explanation or guide the watch the below video tutorial which is in English language.

After watching the above video tutorial in English language. I hope now you will be completely understood wiring  light switch. However if you have any question or want to gave us some suggestion then you can use the below commenting system box.

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