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Topic # 240717 21-Sep-2018 17:08
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Someone handed me a light socket they got from Bunnings I think.  4 areas to take up the wires.  One says L that is live?  One is green with a M next to it that is earth?  Then the other 2 are unlabelled.  So which is neutral and the loop? 




Not doing this myself.  Just wondering about it.  Will have someone over next week so curious. 





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  Reply # 2094680 21-Sep-2018 17:18
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The 2 unlabeled ones are normally the connections to the lamp. The Live and Earth (M turned sideways) are the loop terminals. One of the lamp terminals is used as the neutral.

The loop terminals means that you don't need separate connector blocks when the Top Fed wiring system has been used.

Since you are getting in a sparky to do the work, far easier to get them to supply the fittings. And if it breaks later, they will repair it for free. Much easier than paying the sparky again to replace something from a hardware store that has broken.

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