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scolmore click range

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Sureitsoff?, 30 Jun 2019.

  1. Sureitsoff?

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    anybody else used this range, I have just finished a job using this range of sockets/switches and I am impressed. sockets are double pole switched and the best bit is the switches, the individual switches can be changed in a six gang switch. for instance the one I have just done is a six way switch in a double plate and two are one way, two are two way and two are intermediate, clever or what. available from toolstation (and others) the pic show the one in question. I will be using them again thats for sure. 20190630_214450[1].jpg
     
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    Yeah, they're really handy.
     
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    It makes you wonder why they are not all like that.
     
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    Scolmores range certainly looks interesting.

    Seems they have two different grid ranges. Grid pro uses modules about the same size as MK grid plus (two modules on a 1 gang plate, four on a two gang plate) and has 20AX rated single modules.

    On the other hand for minigrid you get three modules on a single plate and six on a double, but the highest rated single module is 10AX/13A resistive. They have 20A and 32A double width modules but they don't mention X rating. Making all of their regular lightswitches minigrid based at prices comparable to other makers non-grid products rather than grid being an expensive speciality item is also a very nice touch.

    Anyone have a feel for the quality? would you say they are as good as MK, crabtree etc?
     
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    Regarding quality, i rate them with mk or crabtree. I replaced contactum sockets with the scolmore ones and the L,N and E terminal spacing is exactly the same and in the same place so no trying to get wires from one side to the other as usually happens. Re the switches, as the switch elements are fixed to the faceplate with a screw (into a mouled in brass socket!) It is easier to move the complete module rather than rewire. In the pic above the two intermediate switches are either side of the central spacer.
     
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    I've also just noticed they do a four gang switch on a 1 gang faceplate, though it's not clear how that fits in with the modular stuff.
     
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    It doesn't by the look of this...(CMA9014)
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    Indeed it does!

    Clipsal (and other manufactures) have been making mechanisms such as these in Australia/New Zealand for many years - since 1951.
    (The somewhat similar American "Key Stone" ELV connectors and wall-plates were first patented in 1975.)

    See, https://www.clipsal.com/Trade/Produ...ms/Switch-Mechanisms,-30-Series?mg=341&g=3413, for some of these "mechanisms", commonly referred to as "Mechs".

    https://www.ebay.com.au/i/183840283...MIy7um2bW04wIVzoRwCh34AAcKEAYYBSABEgLG6_D_BwE shows a CAT6 LAN connector to fit these "30 series" standard sized wall-plates, with the wall-plates, shown below on that "page", having from 1 to 6 Gang Positions.

    HDMI, RCA, Belling-Lee TV and F Type TV and many other ELV connectors are also available to fit these standard sized wall plates.
    (Such standard sized wall plates have also long been available to mount even the older type of telephone connection.)


    Of course, it is NOT allowed to fit both Low Voltage (240 V) devices and Extra Low Voltage devices in the same wall plate.
    However, having socket-outlets, light-switch wall-plates and ELV wall-plates of the same size and construction does to allow a neat arrangement of many different devices/connections.
     
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