Icomboswitch Professional1 month ago - Multimedia - Battambang - 16 views
Well, it can be difficult to figure out which types of switches and sockets you will need for your home and office. Every Switch Socket type serves a different purpose and knowing about these basic functionalities helps in making an informed purchase. So, today we are sharing an explainer for each type of switch and socket and its use.
First up, are the controlling devices, we call switches. Switches, as you know are used to flick and switch between power on and off states. Many Smart Switches are widely used in the daily life like for Electric Curtains, Light Switch, Floor Socket and Power Strip.
Single Pole Switches: These are the most common type of electrical switches that we see and use in everyday life. A single pole switch controls a single fixture from a single location. So, you flick the switch, and a light turns on or current flow starts in the connected socket, that sort of stuff. Single pole switches are also known as toggle switches in common jargon.
Double Pole Switches: Offering slightly different functionality, these switches can control two fixtures at once without needing a separate box. In essence, double pole switches are like two separate single pole switches which can be operated from the same button.
Two-Way/Intermediate Switches: Another common type of switch installation we see in bedrooms, living rooms, halls and office spaces, the three-way switch configuration allows control of a single fixture from two different locations. Although easy to use, these switches require expert electricians for proper installation.
Bell Push Switches: These are essentially single pole switches with a spring mechanism. Bell switches allow a short burst of electric current when pushed and then revert to the off position, hence breaking the circuit. These switches are usually used for operating doorbells in homes and office, but also find use in certain industrial installations for quickly checking power status.
Sockets keep you charged up, quite literally nowadays with so many portable devices at our disposal.
The socket is essential the conduit which allows electrical current flow into your electrical appliances and equipment. While sockets differ in shapes and sizes according to the country you are in, their functionality remains similar across the board. Generally, we see 2-pin, 3-pin and 5-pin sockets in our homes and offices. The other thing that differentiates sockets is voltage capacity, i.e., the amount of current it can pass. In India, the three-pin plug is rated at 6A / 250V. And the sockets can also devided into different standards like UK Standard Switch Socket, South America Switch Socket, Italian Socket and Thailand Switch Socket.