"Rigga" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I need to wire in a 2 gang 1 way light switch and have a mental block on
> what I need to do. On the back of the switch it has the following:
> a wavy line with an arrow through it (whats this?)
> I thought that I would just need to have my live feed in to L1 and the
> switch live comming from L2, but seeing the wavy line with arrow through
> has confused me!, is this the common? do i not need to use it as I am not
> doing 2 way switching?
> Any help appreciated.
It sounds to me as if your switch is a single pole double throw. The common
(wavy line with arrow) is connected to L1 in one position and L2 in the
other. Use the common for the live feed and either L1 or L2 as the switched
live. There is often some indication whether to use L1 or L2 so the switch
conforms to the usual UK convention of up for Off and down for On. If in
doubt, check it out with a continuity tester.