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"The Medway Handyman" writes:
You can make one up using the MK gridswitch system.
Use the 3 modules in a double width box mouting frame
and facia. Won't be cheap, but MK are known for their
high quality dimmers.
Just typed the parts into a CPC order form...
PL00673 1 K4501WHI GRID PLUS DIMMER SWITCH £33.00
PL00653 2 K4882WHI GRID PLUS SWITCH MODULE - 2 WAY £2.68 x 2
PL00639 1 K3633WHI GRID PLUS - 2 GANG/3 WAY PLATE £2.60
PL00646 1 K3703 GRID PLUS - 3 WAY PLATE £1.63
CPC also do a grid system by RPP which gets 3 modules
into a single width box. I have them in my living room,
and I had to replace the switches after about 5 years
as they fell apart (and they're only switching 12V 1mA
signal wires in my case).
Slightly bigger, but MK (inter alia) do a 'double' surface box that is
exactly that - takes two single switch plates. On can be a dimmer, other
can be a double switch. Neater than two single switches but may not meet
In article , Andrew Gabriel
How has your reliability of switching been with the low current and
voltage on mains rated switches? I have been worried about oxidised
contacts unless say a hundred mA or so was available to keep them clean
at low voltage.
In article ,
I'm not surprised. The beauty of a grid system is the variety of modules
offered - and I doubt you could offer the same range if you restricted the
width to where 3 would fit on a single gang plate. Especially with dimmers.
Swap two of the dimmer modules out of a 3-gang dimmer with a switch-
course you'll end up with two spare dimmer modules but these are
handy things to have as spares anyway.
I would suggest ensuring the dimmers are the push on/off type in order
to make all switches function in the same fashion.