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Please help me do a wiring schematic

  1. Jul 8, 2015 #1
    wire 6(3 watts)led bulbs in one switch for home 220v AC is it possible?
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    It doesn't sound like you should be messing with an AC Mains project yet. What is the voltage rating of each of the LED bulbs? You should use a safety-approved DC voltage source to power your LED project. :smile:
     
  4. Jul 8, 2015 #3
    the bulb is safety approved ac voltage source mate dedicated for homes.. its a pin light led lights
     
  5. Jul 8, 2015 #4
    my problem is i don't know how to make a electrical schematic for the wiring of these 6 bulbs 3 watts each bulb in one switch.. running at 220v ac the bulbs are 220 compatible
     
  6. Jul 8, 2015 #5

    berkeman

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    So they screw into light fixtures that you wire to the AC Mains?

    http://www.buildmyowncabin.com/electrical/wiring-multiple-lights.gif
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  7. Jul 8, 2015 #6
    thanks berkeman
     
  8. Jul 8, 2015 #7
    << All caps post fixed by Mentor >>

    Yes, berkeman, for the AC Mains. My question is can I put 6 bulbs 3 watts each all in one switch -- will they work? Is it safe?
     
  9. Jul 8, 2015 #8
    our ac wattage is 220 watts here in the philippines
     
  10. Jul 8, 2015 #9

    berkeman

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    No, your AC Mains *voltage* is 220Vac. :smile:

    6 bulbs * 3 watts is only 18 watts. That is still a very light load. You may want to get an electrician to help you wire up the circuit. There are certain safety rules that you must follow.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2015 #10

    davenn

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    I take it you have never been to the Philippines ?

    My wife is from there, and every time I visit, I cringe at the mains cabling strung around buildings ... commercial and homes
    its truly a nightmare .... Rules ?! ... if there are rules, they are, unfortunately, rarely followed :frown:

    The same applies to general building codes etc, I often think ... ohhh, I hope I'm not in here during an earthquake


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  13. Jul 14, 2015 #12
    hi berkeman thanks for correcting me.. our ac main is 220v AC :) my question.. is it possible to turn it on all 6 led bulbs in one switch without a problem.. i don't know how to make a wiring schematic.. the electrician is asking me.. thats why im researching for it and finding a forum that can help me do a simple schematic.. so i can make a plan for wiring.. so it will be safe for us to live in.. organized wiring and easy to repair if there is a problem.. thanks for the big help god bless bro
     
  14. Jul 14, 2015 #13
    can you give me some rules that i can follow for our safety thanks.. big help davenn thanks for reminding :)
     
  15. Jul 14, 2015 #14

    berkeman

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    I don't know if you are in the US, but even if you are in a different country, the NEC is a good reference for electrical safety. I'd recommend checking a copy out of your local library to read through, or just buy a copy online to use to learn:

    https://www.amazon.com/National-Ele...892823&sr=1-2&keywords=national+electric+code
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  16. Jul 14, 2015 #15
    If he is really an electrician - tell him to wire it up the same as 3 incandescent bulbs - if the LED are rated for the 220V - there is no difference in wiring them up. Technically we call this parallel. If he is still confused - please get a new electrician.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2015 #16
    ok berkeman ill try that and research for it..
     
  18. Jul 15, 2015 #17
    hi windadct i think i need to get a new electrician too many question ask that's why i want to learn so i can help him.. get an idea.. what to do.. and see if he is doing it right..for our family safety.. god bless mate..
     
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