Alternative to this touch lightswitch

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One of our 2 touch light switches (photo above) in the kitchen is broken but I'm not sure what we can replace it with. I need to buy a replacement for the electrician to fit.
Will one of these be a good replacement?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N9OLNFA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ACUNEL9EBO1MN&psc=1

or does the one I have require a 'special' fitting?

Also, could I simply replace the broken switch with one of these?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01ERQQ5KQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A2CSALTJ7PDM5&psc=1

I would keep the second touch pad (which pairs with the one that is broken) but don't know if it would be compatible with other switches? Sorry, basic questions for you guys....

thanks for advice, Cal
 
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I need to buy a replacement for the electrician to fit.
Always better to let the electrician supply it, thn if there are problems it's down to him to sort them out.




I would say absolutely not.

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The problem is that Chinese manufacturers, and Chinese sellers, are outside the jurisdiction of the UK/EU, and far too many of them are making and selling dangerous and illegal products, lying about standards compliance, and so on.

Buying from a UK seller, who is importing from China, and who is bound by UK laws, or buying products from companies who have them made in China, but are bound by UK/EU laws, etc, is one thing, but going direct carries too many risks.


or does the one I have require a 'special' fitting?
Don't know what you mean.

Had you a 1-way switch, then yes.

But you don't.


I would keep the second touch pad (which pairs with the one that is broken) but don't know if it would be compatible with other switches?
If you've got any form of electronic switches (dimmers, touch, proximity, etc) in 2-way configurations you will almost certainly need them to be of the same make, and designed to work together.

Do you want to keep touch switches?
 
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Thanks for that. Hadn't thought about the non-UK aspect....

I'm not wedded to a touchpad but I wasn't sure whether the wiring is set up differently (and therefore have a 'special' fitting that could only be replaced with another touch pad). I guess the answer is 'no' then - I could replace with any 4 gang 2 way pair of switches?

On the second link - it is a 4 gang 2 way so wouldn't that work OK (if I replaced both touchpads)?

Any more thoughts?
 
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The wiring between the two might make it tricky to replace them with conventional switches.

I suggest you decide whether you would prefer conventional or electronic, and an idea of what style(s).

Have your electrician look at the wiring and discuss with you how feasible either type would be to install.

Decide which way to go and have him supply the switches.
 
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going back to the photo at top - does anyone recognise the brand? perhaps I can get a like-for-like replacement?
 
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As we don't have X-ray eyes

Turn off the power, remove the switch from the back box. There will be labels on the back telling you everything that you need to know.
 
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