Question Sonoff basic help

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  1. AlCopeland

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    Hello,
    Hope I've put this in the right section. Just after a bit of advice.

    My father in law has purchased a sonoff basic from amazon to control his outside lights. He's wired it up and I've helped to set up the app.

    When he puts power through then the lights just turn on and off constantly. There is an audible click coming from the sonoff every time the lights go on and off.

    Hope this makes sense.
     
  2. Jamie

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    Is the Sonoff connected at the switch inside? IIRC the Sonoff requires a neutral which you may not have at the switch.
     
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    In a lighting circuit in the UK that may not be live and neutral. There is usually only live and neutral at ceiling rose. I am lucky I do have live and neutral at the switch. The neutrals are wired together in a chocolate block at the back of the back box.

    Enless you have this (although its not a guarantee) then there is no neutral coming down to the switch.
     

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