Wiring a foot switch

Here we will show you how to wire a foot switch but first of all lets help with getting into it. These foot switches have are a snap together construction so sometimes a bit awkward to open for the first time.

Have a look at the back of the foot switch and you will see 2 slots and the words ‘Open’. With a screwdriver around 3mm wide insert it into the slot with the blade closest to the centre. Then twist a little whilst pulling the 2 parts apart. Do the same in the other slot.

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Here is a quick video on where to position the screwdriver and twist.

 

Now inside the foot switch there is a switch in the middle which you will connect the Live or Brown wire to and 2 additional terminals for the Neutral connection and the Earth connection. Also you will see 2 cord grips which must be used to hold the flex firmly in the foot switch.

Connect the wires as show here.

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Remember to add the spring onto the switch and then line up the top cover and push together so it snaps shut.

The switch in this foot switch has a 1 amp rated switch which means you can use this with a 240w lamp but in most cases a 100w lamp would be the normal.

If you only have a 2 core flex then the Green & Yellow wire in the above photo would not be used.

Download the instruction leaflet below.

 

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