Left hand switch on single gang 13 switched wall socket?


Postby midknight » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:46 am

Are there any left hand switches on single gang 13 switched wall sockets?

I guess I could just turn the socket upside down but it will not look right will it?

Any help appreciated

Many thanks
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:23 pm

Fantastic question, I'm assuming that it's a single socket-outlet as most doubles have left and right handed switches on them.
Why would you want such a thing? Is there an obstruction preventing the operation of the switch?
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Postby sparx » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:34 pm

Hi. interesting question which I had never realised was so !
Reason always on right hand side is not for righthanded people but because Live is on right hand side & since most outlets are single pole switched manufacturing easier with switch on same side.
Looking through many catalogues and nothing, sorry,
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Postby midknight » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:32 am

Thanks for your advice.

I had a reply from MK and the answer of no such product.

My problem was the difficulty of reaching the switch on the other side of a plug in transformer.

Looks like a convertasocket, or a 2 gang backbox with outboard switches will be the best I can do.
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Postby kbrownie » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:33 pm

[quote="midknight"]Thanks for your advice.


Looks like a convertasocket, or a 2 gang backbox with outboard switches will be the best I can do.[/quote]

Sounds like a good call, sorry not been able to help, but looks like you have managed too!
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Postby acsimpson » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:46 pm

I know it doesn't help here as you want to be able to stop a transformer draining power but there is an option of a switchless socket (you could combine it with a remote switch if it's on a spur. I don't know if that would complie with part P though.
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