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Wiring,Dolls House wiring,for Lights and Fires

01/11/2018 - Wiring / Lights / Fires

Wiring / Lights / Fires

Doll's House wiring for Lighting / Fires

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 Small World Products the Specialist in wiring Doll’s Houses

We recommend the SWP Easy-Wire system wiring a Dolls House 1/12th or 1/24th

The benefits of using SWP Easy-Wire system to wire your Dolls House

By using the SWP Easy-Wire system it lets you wire your doll’s house system a little at a time if you so wish

You don’t have to think about putting any lights into your house until you have finished decorating you just have to know where lights are going to go

Once you have wired your house, you will never see the wires again

Each run of wire for the lights or fires are separate from each other if you have a fault it should only be on that run making it easy for you to find the fault

Easily change of bulbs in your lights,

As the lights are on back plates you can easily change the bulbs in your lights, as you can simply unplug your lights, take them out of your house, replace the bulb or light and plug them back in without having to redecorate

  Light_with_backplate_1        Light_with_backplate       Light_with_backplate_2       Light_with_backplate_3      

Lights with backplates if you don't like the backplates being white could always paint them        

The back plates we use are made for Small World Products by an English company to fit the Hollow rivet or Grip contacts so they are tight to give you a brighter light

We use wire which takes the power around the house more efficiently than the wire that comes on the lights this means on a long run the bulbs will be brighter

Using SWP Easy-Wire system you don’t have to put the plugs back on your lights or plug them into the white strips that goes on the back of your Dolls House as we have a selection of Power Controllers that we make at Small World Products

Power_controller_SW_04_20.11.16 Our Power Controllers can use with Copper Tape or Round-Wire method or even when you run the wire straight from the light through the doll’s house to the back these will be okay for 1/12th or 1/24th some come with on/off switching of lights you can always upgrade these at any time with the SWP Easy-Wire system and they have a fuses for safety. Joins your wire coming out the back of your doll’s house to the Digital power unit (power pack / transformer) Simple and reliable screw connection for the wires much easier than the white plugs

Watch it on our YouTube channel Just click on YouTube picture         YouTube_channelwhere I go through all the things you need to know about wiring your doll’s house

Small World Products

Recommend using our Easy-Wire system to wire your Doll’s House

We offer two methods Copper Tape method (some soldering to do)  and Round Wire method

Don’t forget to check as you go to make sure you have power for each light / fire you can use one of our (power pack /Transformer) or little 9v battery like you use in some smoke alarms

What you need for the Copper Tape Method (some soldering to do)

 Copper_Tape__and_- Reel self-adhesive twin copper tape Product no.: SWP SAH 001

Two ribbons of flat copper tape with peel-away adhesive on the back you don’t have to worry about the +/- or which way round you put the tape onto your doll’s house.

You have to take the plastic coating off on the front so you can solder the hollow rivets, you have to paint only gloss paint not Bathroom or Kitchen paint the copper tape to stop it bleeding through the wall paper

We do have roll of single copper tape with peel-away adhesive with this you have to work out the gape to take the backplates this comes without the plastic covering on the front you still need to paint the copper tape to stop it bleeding through the wall paper Product no.: SWP BW 011

Hollow_rivet_contact_Large_for_walls Hollow rivet contact Large for walls Product no.: SWP SAH 002 1/12th       Product no.: SWP 022[3]  1/24thHollow rivet contact Large for walls             only copper tape method 1/12th or 1/24th  You have to take the plastic coating off on the front so you can solder the hollow rivets, you have to paint only gloss paint not Bathroom or Kitchen paint the copper tape to stop it bleeding through the wall paper

These are used for making electrical sockets in copper tape to connect lights via plug-in backplates Not suitable for ceilings at all

Drill bit with Hollow rivet 1/12th

            Product no.: SWP SAH 03[5] you must use drill size we recommend

Hollow rivet 1/12th

            Product no.: SWP SAH 002

Drill bit with Hollow rivet 1/24th

           Product no.: SWP 022[5] you must use drill size we recommend

Hollow rivet 1/24th Product no.: SWP 022[3]

Grip_contacts    Grip contacts Ceilings 

Grip Contact sockets, these are for plugging your lights into the ceilings even a chandelier they will stay there on their own no need for glues, screws, nails or tacky wax.

You have to take the plastic coating off on the front so you can solder the hollow rivets, you have to paint only gloss paint not Bathroom or Kitchen paint the copper tape to stop it bleeding through the wall paper

Drill bit with grip contacts 1/12th

Product code SWP 013[4] you must use drill size we recommend

Grip contacts 1/12th

            Product code.: SWP 013

Drill bit with grip contacts 1/24th you must use drill size we recommend

          Product no.: SWP 022[2]

Grip contacts 1/24th

         Product no.: SWP 022[1]

DB_1_Wire_50ft__15.24m_32g_7_strand_0.6_nickel_platedGood quality twin-core miniature wire

Product no.: SWP BW 012

 You will need some Good quality twin-core miniature wire to join the Power Controller outside your doll’s house to the copper tape. This will need to be solider to the copper tape

This wire looks like the wire that comes on the light but it is 7 Strand 0.6 NICKEL PLATED. 50ft (15.24m) of twin conductor 7 strand Nickel Plated Wire 32 gauge Highest quality wire you can use this to run 24 bulbs 50ma that should not tarnish or corrode

You have to take the plastic coating off on the front so you can solder the hollow rivets, you have to paint only gloss paint not Bathroom or Kitchen paint the copper tape to stop it bleeding through the wall paper

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 Wiring your doll's house with copper tape where I go through all about copper tape to wire your doll’s house

What you need for the Round Wire Method

What you need for the Round Wire Method (No Soldering)

Grip contacts  Grip_contacts for wall and ceilings

Grip Contact sockets, these are for plugging your lights into the wall and ceilings when you have put backplates on your lights ,they grip your ceiling light even a chandelier they will stay there on their own no need for glues, screws, nails or tacky wax.You use these with the wire we recommend these grips we use have been tested and used for 10 years plus

Mark where you want to put your Grip Contacts (masking tape)

Drill the hole the right depth for your Grip Contacts

Take your round wire take the plastic coating off the wire so you can see the Nickel Plated Wire push the wire into the hole you have drill with the right size drill bit you must use drill size we recommend If you use the wrong  ones you will cut the wire push the grip contact into the hole with the wire already in the hole

Good quality twin-core miniature wire code

 DB_1_Wire_50ft__15.24m_32g_7_strand_0.6_nickel_platedYou will need some Good quality twin-core miniature wire to join the grip contacts to the Power Controllers

This wire looks like the wire that comes on the light but it is not we use 7 Strand 0.6 NICKEL PLATED. 50ft (15.24m) of twin conductor wire 32 gauge highest quality wire you can use this to run 24 bulbs @ 50ma it should not tarnish or corrode.

Drill bit with grip contacts 1/12th

                   Product code SWP 013[4]) you must use drill size we recommend

Grip contacts 1/12th

                  Product no.: SWP 013

Drill bit with grip contacts 1/24th you must use drill size we recommend

                Product no.: SWP 022[2]

Grip contacts 1/24th

                Product no.: SWP 022[1]

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Wiring your doll's house with round wirewhere I go through all about round wire to wire your doll’s house

Wiring_back_houseShowing the wires coming out of your doll’s house and going into the power controller for copper tape or round wire

Some people put this on the back of the house or if you have a garden you could build a little shed to put this in. I always put a piece of wood on the back of the house to take the power controller / flicker unit making sure the piece of wood is large enough to take what you need

You should have all of your doll’s house wired now you are ready to start decorating

You can now wallpaper over the grip contacts and the round wire (which is set within the channels).

When you have finished decorating

When you have decorated your doll’s house and you wish to start furnishing your rooms this is the time to choose your lights / fires to go into the rooms to match the décor in that room

I hope the above information was useful for if you need more information about wiring doll’s house

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Backplates for your lights

Product no.: SWP 022[6] 1/12thProduct no.: SWP 022[6] 1/24th

Plug-in Lights using the easy-wire System

Stick the back plate to the back of the light we only use UHU the all-purpose adhesive

Certain commercial adhesives (particularly Contact Adhesives) DO NOT USE AN ADHESIVE WITH A STONG SMELLING SOLVET IT COULD ROT THE WIRES) dissolve the wire insulation, so preferably test your chosen adhesive on a spare piece of wire, or only apply glue to the periphery of the back plate, keeping it well away from the wires. (You might need to cover the pins on the light side with Tipp-Ex if you think the pins will come into any metal on the light) Strip about 15-18 mm of one of the wires wrap this around one of the pins 3 - 4 times take the other wire with the insulation wire still on it and pass it around the pin where you have put the first wire take it to the other pin and take the insulation wire off and wrap it around the pin 3 – 4 times.You now have a perfect joint for a long reliable life, easy bulb changes and easy change round of lights If you

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 Dolls House lighting wiring Back Plate for dolls house lights change bulbs or lights easy  Back Plate for dolls house lights change bulbs or lights easy

 

Extending round wire Product no.: SWP CC 001

If your round wire is too short for any reason you can always extend them with Heatshrink sleeving 1.2mm

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Dolls House Lighting Extending Wires in your Dolls House  Dolls House Lighting Extending Wires in your Dolls House

 

Fires or Candles Product no.: SWP MME 002[1]Product no.: SWP MME 002

You can add flicker unit this lets you have your fires or candles’ flickering realistically just brings your doll’s house to life, and adds to the enjoyment

You have to remember when you are wiring your doll’s house you need to have a different run for this or all your lights will start to flicker

Flicker Units for Flickering fire and Candles / oil Lamps

This version can light 36 doll’s house type bulbs 6 on each output 6 channel   

Flickering fire Product no.: SWP MME 002[1]

Candles / oil Lamps might be able to use with Christmas Trees Product no.: SWP MME 002

You can use both for each job so you pick the one that you need to do the most through it ex 5 fires 2 candles you would use Flickering fire Product no.: SWP MME 002[1]

This connect to a power controller you will need a different wire for this job Product no.: SWP 018 this to make sure you have enough power

The flicker controller has been designed by Micro Miniatures to simulate a candle in a drafty room / flickering fire, we have to simulate under these conditions as without the draft the candle would never flicker and would look like any other bulb in your doll’s house. To achieve this flicker affect Micro Miniatures have had to use some artistic license, the results are however quite stunning .The flicker unit also has 4 speeds which affect the rate of flickering these are set from switches. This is really a personal thing as some customers will like a faster flicker, and some slower some people use 2 bulbs in a fire and run of different switches

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 Dolls House lighting Flicker Unit for Fires and Candles  Dolls House lighting Flicker Unit for Fires and Candles

 

Power Packs (you might call them Transformers) 1 - 100 bulbs

All our power packs are Regulated DC Electronic Power

These units can handle a very wide range of bulb loadings, whilst presenting a constant voltage to the Dolls House, giving a long bulb life this voltage stability is important when using our Flickering Fire effect, since the total lighting load on the Power Supply varies so much with these devices. Some cheap transformers will not control the flow of power if it one that will do 50 bulbs and you put 20 bulbs on it you will get all the power for 50 bulbs so it will the bulbs not lasting and it can cause a flickering of all the lights in the Dolls house.

Digital” power supplies are much more compact, lightweight and reliable than old fashioned transformers safer too! The choice of a suitable Digital Power Supply is extremely important to the reliable working of an electrified doll’s house. We always recommend the use of Regulated DC Electronic Power Supplies

To choose the size you need in the way of a power pack which is Regulated DC

Find out how many bulbs in total you think you are going to put into your doll’s house then buy the one you need you don’t have to worry if you start by putting less amount because it’s regulated that will be okay

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 Dolls House lighting Power Packs - Transformers -1 to 100 Bulbs  Dolls House lighting Flicker Unit for Fires and Candles

 

LED Lights Warm or Daylight

Product no.: SWP 021[8]Product no.: SWP 021

These get used for front of shops windows back of your dolls if you have windows in the back of your doll’s house to show off e.g. Garden etc.

All our LED lights come with wire attach to them so you only have to extend to the length you need

You will find that all have a red wire this is + so you have to make sure you wire this up to the + normal doll’s house lights this does not matter

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 Dolls lighting all about LED lights  Dolls lighting about LED lights

 

Using the correct wire for the job

You need to make sure you are using the correct wire for the job in hand if you want good bright lights in your doll’s house so this is quite important

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Dolls House Lighting Using the correct wire  Dolls House Lighting Using the correct wire

 

Tools you might find useful

 

You might find these Precision Wire Stripper useful . DB_9_HT_06_-_Copy

Product no.: SWP 017You might find this Insertion awl useful it will hold drill bit for getting in to spaces HT_07_Insertion_Tool

Product no.: SWP PB 01

You might find this soldering iron useful HT_01_soldering_iron and HT_02_solder

Product no.: SWP RW 01and Product no.: SWP RW 02

I have been using SWP Easy-Wire system to wire doll’s house for 10 plus this was develop by Martin Butler who keep me up to date with information before his death in 2015

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