Is there a neutral wire in this light switch

(Abdulla Yousif) #1


I wanted to check if there is a neutral wire in this light switch. the house is way old and uses UK wiring codes.


On the sides there are writings as follows:

1- A 1 way
2- A 2 way
3- B com

A/C only 250v

(Paul) #2

Is there only one switch for the light that this switch controls?

(Abdulla Yousif) #3

its has two light switches in front

(Paul) #4

Sorry, I’m confusing the both of us. Let’s start again.

How many switches are on the face plate of the switch? 1 or 2.

(Abdulla Yousif) #5

two switches

(Chick Webb) #6

Since neutral is the return path for the current, it should never go through a switch, right? Whenever I’ve seen a neutral in with a switch, the incoming and outgoing legs of that wire are joined with a wire nut and shoved into the back of the box, while the two legs of the hot side go to the two sides of the switch.

(Paul) #7

And both of them turn a light on/off?

(Abdulla Yousif) #9

the front side looks like this btw

(Jamie) #10

No there will not be a neutral in that switch. The blue and yellow should be sleeved to identify them as live. Get a sparky before messing - electricity kills. Every wire in that switch will be live at some point.

(Bob) #11

I’m afraid the majority of UK lighting does not have a neutral at the switch.
The neutral will be in the ceiling rose.

(Paul) #12

Agree on that one. Without seeing it I wouldn’t want to comment on the photo and as @Jamie states if you’re not sure then ask a sparky.

Not sure of your end goal but if you want a dimmer then some of the Fibaro range don’t require a neutral, search this place, plenty of information available.

(Abdulla Yousif) #13

Thank you .