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switch for halogen spots

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by pistolpedro, 15 Nov 2010.

  1. pistolpedro

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    Hi

    Looking to change the plastic light switches in my new house for metal decorative switches

    Thing i'm unsure about is that all the ceiling lights in the house are halogen spots sunken into the ceiling

    is a special switch required or can any regular switch be used?

    pete
     
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    Regular should be OK of the same rating (usually 10A), provided that you have a CPC (earth) conductor at all your metal switches and connect it to the metal switch face plate.
     
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    If the Halogens are ELV and fed by an iron core transformer then you should make sure the switch has an 'X' after its rating eg 10AX
     
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    Sounds rather manufacture specific - MK don't do this for example.
     
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    Thats because MK state that their switches don't need de-rating for inductive loads.
     
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