Appliance isolator switches


Postby Sleepy » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:58 pm

Hi,
Im changing all my plastic sockets and switches to chrome. There are 2 though i am not sure about. I have 2 isolator switches in the kitchen mounted on the tiles above the worktops, one labelled cooker hood/dishwasher, the other washer/dryer, made by Volex. Ive searched everywhere for some replacements, does anyone know where i can get some, or could i replace each with a single isolator switch, they seem more freely available? If i can use single switches for two appliances, what Amp would i need?
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:23 pm

[quote="Sleepy"]Hi,
Im changing all my plastic sockets and switches to chrome. There are 2 though i am not sure about. I have 2 isolator switches in the kitchen mounted on the tiles above the worktops, one labelled cooker hood/dishwasher, the other washer/dryer, made by Volex. Ive searched everywhere for some replacements, does anyone know where i can get some, or could i replace each with a single isolator switch, they seem more freely available? If i can use single switches for two appliances, what Amp would i need?[/quote]

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Try an electrical wholesaler.
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Postby ericmark » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:57 am

Look at Grid switches and do remember these are higher power than lights you need to select correct power rating most likely 20 amp.
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Postby Sleepy » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:52 pm

Thanks ericmark, you have pointed me in the right direction now.
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