Method of Wiring -Residential
Make sure that the Power is isolated [ shut down] to
the Distribution board or any circuit you will be working
Connect the Phase [L] wire to the outgoing side of a
6A or a 10A [Maximum] MCB from the Distribution Board
[DB]. Draw the Phase wire to the Fluorescent Light Fitting
and connect to one terminal point of the Magnetic Ballast.
Connect another wire to the other terminal of the ballast
and connect to one of the terminals of the holder termial
of the Fluorescent Lamp.Connect a wire from the terminal
of the other holder termial of the Fluorescent Lamp to
the Starter base terminal. Connect a wire from the second
terminal of the Starter base to the second holder termial
of the Fluorescent Lamp
Connect the Neutral [N] wire to the Neutral Link provided
in the DB and draw the wire to the receptacle and connect
to the unconnected terminal of the Fluorescent Lamp's
second holder as shown in the diagram.
Connect the Earth [E] wire to the Earth link provided
in the Distribution Board. Draw Earth wire to the Fluorescent
Light Fitting and connect to the Earth point of the Magnetic
It is good practice to number the Phase and the Neutral
wires at the DB for easy identification as one circuit.