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Wiring to a microswitch tap

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Hi, me again!

 

I am working on my 1996 Swift Challenger (again), and I am replacing the tap in the bathroom.   The wires on the new tap are brown and red (as they should be), but needless to say the Van wiring is a number of pretty colours. .. god forbid that they would follow any electrical standards!  Anyway, the connections in the bathroom for the old microswitch tap are yellow & purple, and black & purple.   Could anyone tell me which is which, or does it matter?

 

Thanks in advance for any help. ..

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Does not matter at all! A simple switch in a low voltage circuit.

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Wow. .. now that is great service. ..

 

Thanks Stevan, this forum is awesome!

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A microswitch is the same as a light switch in that it just joins two wires together (to make a circuit). There is no live nor neutral as when the switch is made the wires are joined together.

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The only caveat is some have 3 connections

 

Common, normally open and normally closed

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1 hour ago, Grandpa Steve said:

The only caveat is some have 3 connections

 

Common, normally open and normally closed

Yes, but the OP was asking about a switch with two wires to be connected to two wires!

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2 hours ago, Stevan said:

Yes, but the OP was asking about a switch with two wires to be connected to two wires!

From the OP I understood the bathroom tap wiring to have one cable which is yellow and purple (yellow with a purple stripe or purple with a yellow stripe) and the other cable is black with a purple stripe or purple with a black stripe.

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Hi, sorry if I caused any confusion, but it is two wires each.

 

The tap has one red and one black wire, the Van has one purple/yellow and one purple/black wire.

 

Cheers

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Hi.   I had the same trouble a few months back with the tap switches and disconnected all and fitted a low pressure switch to the pump.

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