Switches and Sockets

In electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can “make” or “break” an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another. Switches in high-powered circuits must operate rapidly to prevent destructive arcing, and may include special features to assist in rapidly interrupting a heavy current.

The mechanism of a switch removes or restores the conducting path in a circuit when it is operated. It may be operated manually, for example, a light switch or a keyboard button, may be operated by a moving object such as a door, or may be operated by some sensing element for pressure, temperature or flow.

A switch will have one or more sets of contacts, which may operate simultaneously, sequentially, or alternately. 

Critical to every home or office, the vast range offers the perfect style and solution required for any room. The electrical switches & sockets are available in a range of colours and finishes from top brands so whether you are completely rewiring or just revamping there will be a product to suit.

Many benefit from overload and short circuit protection, concealed screw covers and backed out captive terminal screws.

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