10mm in pull switch

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by losingit, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. losingit

    losingit New Member

    Can anyone recommend a brand of 45/50A pull switch suitable for 10mm t&e.I find them a real ball ache.Many thanks.
     
  2. Stugadget

    Stugadget Member

  3. electric dave

    electric dave Member

    crabtree will take 16mm (just)
     
  4. fooman

    fooman New Member

    they are all a ball ache :( did one this morning and its hard to make sure you do not strip too much outer sheath off so when you push the switch into the pattress it don't come out and expose the insulater cores.

    right **** design.
     
  5. losingit

    losingit New Member

  6. 2 wheeled ant

    2 wheeled ant New Member

    Just need one of those extra deep boxes
    Ant
     
  7. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    Just need one of those extra deep boxes
    Ant

    And persistence..;-)

    or should that be patience..:)
     
  8. C.A.G

    C.A.G New Member

    Click do a 50 Amp pull sw i use them as stander even for 6mm
     
  9. fooman

    fooman New Member

    the size of the conductors is never a problem for me to get into the screw terminals its getting it all to fit into the deep back box which is the problem :(
     
  10. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    they are all a ball ache :( did one this morning
    and its hard to make sure you do not strip too much
    outer sheath off so when you push the switch into the
    pattress it don't come out and expose the insulater
    cores.

    right **** design.




    Aren't you supposed to have ONLY the core and insulation flexing when fitting the switches ?

    ie so that only those parts bend when pushing switch in to the wiring plate.

    If the cable is brought in properly, and directed accordingly, pushing the switch on will not push anything out through the entrance hole.




    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  11. fooman

    fooman New Member

    they are all a ball ache :( did one this morning
    and its hard to make sure you do not strip too
    much
    outer sheath off so when you push the switch into
    the
    pattress it don't come out and expose the
    insulater
    cores.

    right **** design.




    Aren't you supposed to have ONLY the core and
    insulation flexing when fitting the switches ?

    ie so that only those parts bend when pushing switch
    in to the wiring plate.

    If the cable is brought in properly, and directed
    accordingly, pushing the switch on will not push
    anything out through the entrance hole.




    Mr. HandyAndy - really

    you obviously do not know how un-bendable 10mm cores are.
     
  12. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    Hi, absolute pain in the rear end, all of them. The best one is the crabtree one, you dont have to worry about the cables in the box. I try to keep showers to 8.5kw so I can use 6mm
     
  13. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    Have to agree with most, Crabtree is the Mutts Nik-Naks for terminating 6/10mm T+E in a pull switch.

    Ooodles of room and they look good as well me thinks!
     
  14. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    Hi, One little point you have to remember with the crabtree switch, the terminal screws are sideways on, I have forgotten a number of times & fitted switch in a corner close to wall then realise I cant get the screwdriver in on 2 of the terminals.
     
  15. Pompey Sparks

    Pompey Sparks New Member

    Have to agree that

    1. Shower pull chords can be a bugg*r to terminate

    2. I am also a big fan of the Crabtree switch
     
  16. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    When I did mine I found it wasn't too difficult to have enough slack to be able to pull the cable down through the back box, connect it up with it at a reasonably convenient height, and then push the cable back up as I screwed the switch into place....
     
  17. Stugadget

    Stugadget Member

    The Crabtree one that I recommended

    http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id=90597&ts=36733

    Is good because you mount the base on the ceiling first and then feed the wires down and the connections ane terminated on the base so there is no pushing wire back up. Then you just screw on the cover. Also the cover contains the neon so when it is removed you can still switch it on and with the live and neutral removed from the shower you can do IR testing no probs.

    Try one I think you will like them.
     
  18. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    But it's round.....
     
  19. BusterGonad

    BusterGonad New Member

    And so is the moon. Which means????
     
  20. X

    X New Member

    The moon is a pull switch. ?
     

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