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  1. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    No matter what I search I can't find what this is or where i can buy a replacement

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    Anyone know?
     
  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    A light switch....








    with a fused spur
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    It's a switched fused connection unit, but I can't find one with 2 switches. Best bet would be a proper electronics shop. They might not have one but they'd probably know where to get one.
     
  5. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    What does that switch control? Is it lights, your immersion heater, a washing machine? Given that it's a double then I assume that it's a light switch that runs off the mains rather than the lighting circuit? I think they are called FCUs (Fused Connection Units), or in this case switched FCUs. Units with two switches are fairly unusual, though, it would seem.

    Disclaimer: not an electrician :)
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Try CPC / Farnell
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The clearly exist, but like hell can i find one...

    like @The_Crapman said, they all seem to come with just the one switch [or no switch].
     
  8. Dr. Coin

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    They once existed but they may no longer. Building codes change and the double switch may no longer be available for sale. I'd check with a proper electrical supply shop. How old is the switch in the photo?
     
  9. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Thanks for all the replies and apologies for the delay in replying - had a busy, but lovely, family weekend.

    I think that will have to be the next port of call as I'm still drawing a blank.

    We have two in the house actually. Both are outside bathrooms with the right-hand switch controlling the main light in the bathroom and the left-hand switch controlling the extractor fan. The left hand switch of this particular one is connected to a combination shower light and extractor fan. Presumably the fact that it's connected to an extractor is the reason for the fuse.

    Still no joy there unfortunately (well at least my searches there are not coming up with anything)

    The house was built in 2004 so they're a maximum of 15 years old. Maybe you're right - maybe they're not available any more...
     
  10. jizwizard

    jizwizard Well-Known Member

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    Grid switch
    Part no as follows
    Mk k3703 x1
    Mk k3633whi x1
    Mk k4882whi x2
    Mk k4890whi x1

    That will make up that part mate
     
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    Give us a shout if you want me to send a complete setup out
     
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    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Not quite sure how I missed this - that would be awesome :) No wonder I couldn't find a replacement when it's actually a grid switch with parts added. I'll drop you a PM now and we can get something sorted out.
     

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