How to fix Clipsal heater switch?
I've tried to replace my Clipsal heater switch (the one with rocker switch and a red indicator light). Upon fixing all the cables, i can see the light turned on brightly when i switch on the heater switch. However, when i switch off the heater switch, i can still see faint red light on (not as bright as when the switch is on).
Any idea why? Is the switch faulty? Or wrong wiring? I tried to disconnect the small cable that link to the indicator light and this indicator light is not turned on whether the switch is on or off.
Appreciate some help from electrical guru.
Not a guru here, but, it cud be your wiring got the wrong way around, or there could be leakage current flowing despite device is OFF. Not sure what the schematic ciruitry looks like. Can't say much. On a similar note, I once was told that my ELCB was faulty by an electrical contractor when I told him that my neutral is not dead neutral, that is, when I used my 'test pen' on the neutral, it gets lit up. which I later found out that the TNB neutral was not neutral enuff. Strange? Well, TNB did had a problem at that time when their 3-phase neutral went off the neutral (floated that is).
Originally Posted by jutamind