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Cord Switch 5A 250Vac White

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  • Three terminal line cord switch rated at 5A 250Vac
  • Suitable for table lamps
  • Dimensions: 78 x 25mm

Product overview

A three terminal line cordswitch rated at 5A 250Vac. Suitable for table lamps, etc. Dimensions: 78mm(l) x 25mm(d).Available in white.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware! There is a nice diagram stuck to the side of the switch which I couldn't read even through my spectacles. So, take the cover off and it all looks simple. You need three different screwdrivers, a wire stripper and cable sheath cutter. And then you have to take the whole thing apart, carefully prising out the rocker and catching the two contact leaves and earthing strip before they fly off. Connect to the earthing strip first to get the correct length of tails, and then to the square terminals. Assemble making sure the cord grips clamp the cable outer and all the bits are the right way round. Hey Presto. It does work; but Beware!
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good current rating Been looking for a replacement switches for ages for 2 very expensive table lamps that I bought 2 years ago. The switches on the lamps were sparking due to bad design and IMHO not rated correctly. These were exactly the correct replacement physically but more importantly rated at 5 amps. Others on the market are rated at 2 amps and much cheaper
Date published: 2015-10-07
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Will this switch work on a mains extension cable running from a mains plug. It will be attached to a 4 way extension cable with a hifi on it

Asked by: Chris
It would depend on the load being used, this switch is only rated at 5A, if the total load on the extension cable exceeds this then this would not be suitable.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-04-10

Do you do it in black

Asked by: Deano
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-13

Are these suitable for TV and video power cables

Asked by: Delboy
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-05

Cord switch VJ83E Please advise if this switch is 3 pole or 2 pole. Reason I ask is that the product details say 3 pole, yet in the Q&A section the answer is 2 pole ???

Asked by: benny
This is a SPST switch in other words on / off. Which would be 3 terminals, live in, live out and ground.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-11-09

is the switch ip rated and if so can it be used in a bathroom
Asked by: phil hanson
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Could i use this switch to go between the socket and an lcd tv,because the socket is hard to get to. regards paul
Asked by: Paul Nichols
Yes this will be possible providing the current rating of the switch is not exceeded.
Answered by: TJ
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is this a double pole switch.
Asked by: N/A
Yes, live and neutral.
Answered by: GM
Date published: 2015-07-17

I want to use the switch on a Photo Frame that has no on/off. Will it work on 12v?
Asked by: Neil Harris
yes it will.
Answered by: TJ
Date published: 2015-07-17
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