How To Wire Switches in Parallel?

How To Wire Switches in Parallel ( basic home electrical wiring diagrams)
  1. 2 Switches
  2. 1 Lamp (Bulb)  
  3. 4 pieces of cables
  4. AC Supply  
Connect these all things as shown in figure below.
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  4. i am unable to get the application of series and parallel lamp switch..

  5. Really i too why one should use this parellel combination manes..

  6. Hi! My old house had a light switch arrangement that still has me curious about its workings! Perhaps you can illuminate us with a schematic and/or explanation!

    We had a light above the stairs, with a switch upstairs, and a switch downstairs. Either switch, when flipped, no matter whether the light was on or off, would turn the light on if it was off, and off if it was on. Can you explain this?

    From the diagram above, it doesn't look like this was a parallel arrangement (in parallel, the light is only off if both switches are off, right?) -- nor was it a series, using which the light would only come on if both the upstairs and downstairs switches were switched on.

    I would really appreciate understanding how something like this would works, and whether there is a name for it.

    Thank you!

    1. Anonymous01:13

      Sounds to me like you have incorrect polarity. Using a very basic example, it means you negative and positive are the wrong way around. (Negative to positive and positive to negative). Try looking at your switches and make sure the live goes to live and the negative goes to negative. Hope this helps.

  7. i need design of my newly construct room with singly phase required connections as below:

    main panel contain 1 Fan Switch , 3 Bulb Switch 3 different points, at least 4 sockets required on main panel.

    2nd panel required for my Computer containing 6 sockets with 2 switches.

    3rd for electrical iron.

    kindly suggest me the basics of electrical wiring or describe your own chart.

  8. its spst singe pole single throw, not through