Adding switch to street lights

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Adding switch to street lights

Postby ChrisWV10 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:09 pm

Got my street lights working ok but I want to add in a switch. I've got the hornby green on/off switch which slots on the end of my 2 point motor switches to the +ve on the accessory output on the transformer but where does the other half of the circuit connect to?

I've tried 2 wires from lights connect to 2 outs 1&2 on the switch but this is blatantly wrong as there's no connection to the -ve on the transformer. Should one of these be connected to the -ve? But then, where does the other wire from the light connect to? Hornby don't supply a simple wiring diagram for this switch.

Can someone help please? :(

This is the switch...

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Re: Adding switch to street lights

Postby Son-1 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:23 pm

At a guess, connect one wire of the lights to the - of the transformer and the other to the switch.
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Re: Adding switch to street lights

Postby Flashbang » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:03 pm

Hi
While I dont have an R047 On/Off switches to confirm, I believe they are wired like that below. The central pin connection isnt used.

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Broken? It was working correctly when I left it.

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Re: Adding switch to street lights

Postby ChrisWV10 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:44 pm

Ah... thank you. So the central pin is a red herring and presumably there to allow you to add it to a bank of switches. I did wonder why there was no brown wire in the pack to attach to it.

and.... success! (with no 'bang'! :shock: )

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