- Removing the old switch
- Selecting a switch
switch might require replacement for a variety of reasons.Sometimes it just breaks or wears out box.To carry out all complex of works on their own, a lot of time will be required.It is known that the replacement of the old switch to the new takes even untrained person less than 20 minutes.However, before you start working, it is necessary to take precautions.
If possible, it is best to use to replace the services of an electrician switch.Self replacement of the switch can be dangerous.
Where to install the switch
- Before you replace the switch, you must first remove the lamp and check whether the switch is to blame.It often happens that just blows cartridge.
- also necessary to establish that in other areas of the apartment is light.
- If well established that it is a particular switch is faulty, then it must be removed.But before that, you first have to completely disconnect apartment.Turning off the switch, you should make sure that the line voltage is not present.After that you need to tell your loved ones about how they are not to turn on the lights and do not turn the switch.People who are in the room, should be aware that the work is carried out with electricity.
Removing the old switch
- first removed the key switch.This is done usually simple: you only need to hook them and carefully remove.
- double keys should be cleaned at a time.
- Once the keys removed, remove the outer part of the box which serves as a decorative ornament for the switch.It usually dismantled just as easily as the keys themselves.Suffice it to pry the screwdriver and pull over.
- After removal of the decorative part of the master sees the screws are screwed itself switch.Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws necessary.
- switch is removed from the opening.
- After dismantling the master switch sees wiring.They should also disconnect.It is important to remember in what order and in what areas they were installed.
- wires should be insulated.After all the manipulation is finished, you can even turn on the switch.The wires in this condition are not dangerous.
Selecting a switch
Dismantling the new switch
- When buying a new switch is necessary to have on hand the old.This ensures that the box is ideal for opening.
- If you plan to connect a touch light switch, then this, too, will have no problems.What matters is that the size of it was the same as the old switch.
- Before installing a light switch, it is necessary to disconnect the flat again.
- Connection light switch is made in the reverse order to that used during removal.
- first need to understand the new device.The first keys are removed, and then the outer rims.
- wires must be secured in the switch at the point where they were located in the old.In western breakers work clamping system.
- unit installed in the apparatus cup opening.Then it must be carefully secured with a screw.
- top of the switch box set, which serves as a decorative element.
- Then you need to set the key switch.
Connection series switch
When the work is completed, you can check whether the installation has been made.To do this, turn the switch and wield electricity.If any faults quickly de-energize the system better.
the same way as a simple switch, sensor systems installed and switches with LEDs.
following video helps you to understand the technology replacement switches: