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    Default C-BUS Wiring, Someone to do install

    Hi all,

    When I bought my my place 2 years ago I had to have it rewired. In an attempt to think ahead I had the wiring done in a way that I thought would make it easy to install automated lighting in the future. However, now that I reveiw it I think I may have done it wrong.

    All the wiring is under the stairs. The are three DIN enclosures with with seperate feeds from the fuse box, each enclosure has a junction spiltting the single feed into 8. There is a seperate cable from each light in the house to one of these junction boxes. This bit seems to go ok, as each could house a CBUS dimmer unit... right?

    The bit I am most unsure about is I have a seperate cat 5 cable runs from each light swtich to a location under the stairs. Is this a problem? Should they have been daisy chained?

    As long as my cabling isn't wrong as to require rewiring again I want to fit the system now. Does anyone know a C-BUS installer for north london to do the job?

    Thanks so much for any help,
    Tas.

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    You should be able to use your star wiring fine for CBus. It's not that fussy and can even use a combination of star and daisy chain. Some good info here...

    http://www.cbus-shop.com/info.php?page=starting



    You can find UK smart home installers in your area by using our search facility here...

    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/modul...name=installer

    M.

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    Thats good news for me... Thanks very much for the info!

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    How did you get on with your install, did you get a reasonably priced contractor?

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    Hi Tas,

    Are you still looking for an installer?

    As i would be happy to give you a price. i am also working in the area in just over a week.

    Ben Addison

    Ben Addison Ltd (electrical Contractors)

    07889845712

    www.benaddison.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Tas View Post
    Hi all,

    When I bought my my place 2 years ago I had to have it rewired. In an attempt to think ahead I had the wiring done in a way that I thought would make it easy to install automated lighting in the future. However, now that I reveiw it I think I may have done it wrong.

    All the wiring is under the stairs. The are three DIN enclosures with with seperate feeds from the fuse box, each enclosure has a junction spiltting the single feed into 8. There is a seperate cable from each light in the house to one of these junction boxes. This bit seems to go ok, as each could house a CBUS dimmer unit... right?

    The bit I am most unsure about is I have a seperate cat 5 cable runs from each light swtich to a location under the stairs. Is this a problem? Should they have been daisy chained?

    As long as my cabling isn't wrong as to require rewiring again I want to fit the system now. Does anyone know a C-BUS installer for north london to do the job?

    Thanks so much for any help,
    Tas.

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