Question about let motion sensor light

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Bryano, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    I have bought a xq lite 20w motion sensor light which is led and i am looking to wire it to a 3 pin plug but inside the light it has 6 slots for wires 2 dont have any wires in them N is on the left E is the middle and L is next to it do i put the earth cable from the plug in with the other wire in the earth slot and then N and L as it says
     
  2. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    Surely it came with some instructions? Can you post a picture of them on here?
     
  3. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    It has instruction but doesent show very clearly
     

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  4. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    Here is the picture of the instructions
     

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  5. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    I see what you mean. Confusing.

    You have three wires from your plug.
    On the terminal block. Counting from the left

    Neutral goes on connector 1
    Earth to 2 with the wire that’s already there
    Live to 3

    You’ll need a 3Amp fuse in that plug

    Good luck.
     
  6. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    Would a higher fuse matter?
     
  7. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    Yes, so confusing Bazza! :p
    Yes it could if a fault develops. Do use a 3 amp fuse!
     
  8. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    how do you know what fuse to use for each light?
     
  9. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    It’s usually in the instructions. But usually a light will be not more than 3A. They tend to have thinner wires.
     
  10. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    Ye it need 1mm 3 core wire to light to plug
     
  11. peter palmer

    peter palmer Well-Known Member

    I've never believed all the hype about using the correct fuse in a plug, does it really matter. The other thread about the cooker feed is saying its ok to have a thinner oven flex connected to a 6mm/32A because the oven is a fixed load and can't overload the flex. Whats the difference with a table lamp with a 3A fuse in the plug?

    They state now that a 3A fuse should be used in an extractor fan circuit yet the fan is a fixed load so it will never burn out the cable. Unless of course the fan seizes and supposedly draws extra current melting the wiring, how is this different to the fan on the oven above doing the same thing?

    A load of old ****** if you ask me.
     
  12. Bryano

    Bryano New Member

    Thanks to those who helped this post shows im ok
     

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