Ceiling Rose wiring help please

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  1. Nightowl<>

    Nightowl<> New Member

    Hi. I have 4 wires coming out of my ceiling rose. I’ve determined that the wires coming down are:
    Black = switch live
    green and yellow = earth
    Blue = neutral

    I’m just wondering why I have a spare brown wire capped off into the connector block which goes nowhere?

    is this wired correctly?
     
  2. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    A photo would be helpful.
    Sounds like you've got a mix of old and new colours but presumably there are no issues? Ideally the black should be sleeved to indicate it's a switched live.
     
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  3. Nightowl<>

    Nightowl<> New Member

    Thank you for replying. I do have a photo but it won’t upload to the thread. There are no issues with the current light fixing. I’m thinking someone didn’t sheath the switch live to identify it.
    Any idea what’s going on with the brown? Thanks for your help so far.
     
  4. Ind spark

    Ind spark Screwfix Select

    Take a screenshot of you photo it should upload then.
     
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  5. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    Normally the brown (live) would be looped between light fittings. If it's been terminated, it's probably an obsolete connection.
     
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  6. Nightowl<>

    Nightowl<> New Member

     

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  7. Nightowl<>

    Nightowl<> New Member

    Thanks, great tip!
     
  8. Ind spark

    Ind spark Screwfix Select

    Is there another junction box in the ceiling above the rose?
    You probably have a spare core as they had 4 core flex and not 3 core, strange brown wasn't used as the live.
     
  9. fadouacommitment

    fadouacommitment New Member

    It seems to be correct.
     

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