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BG 1-Gang 2-Way Single Pole Slim Weatherproof Switch (42402)

20AX. Narrow weatherproof switch with multiple cable entries and high impact resistance. IP66 rated.

  • High Protection from Water & Dust
  • Power Indicator
  • IP66

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by In-line water pump Isolator Small, compact waterproof on/off switch for localised control of a portable external water pump - ideal. 5 Aug 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality External Switch This is a quality product. One point that I have not seen mentioned in other reviews is that the 4 cover retaining screws are of the self retaining type. Very useful if being fitted externaly over grass or crazy paving where a dropped or fumbled screw would be almost impossible to find. The neon is easily disconnected or removed if not needed or it " misbehaves ". 20 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by just right for dark areas great weatherproof lightswitch. The neon light took some time to work out how to get it operating the way i wanted on a 2 way switch, but it now does the job to help find the switch in the dark 21 Apr 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good switch - but not for LEDs These are great quality. Small and compact and appear well weatherproofed. However, be aware that as these have a neon indicator light when switched off then if you use them to switch LEDs then the induced current will be sufficient to make the light glow constantly. This was a deal breaker for me as it was used as a light switch to a shed and it made the LED light shine sufficient to light up the shed at night! Apparently this is a well known issue with LEDs as they requie so little power. Thought I'd mention it as it might save someone else an afternoon of fault finding! I changed to a standard switch without a neon indicator and it worked fine. These were returned. 28 Feb 2016
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Can I use these switches as opposed to a weather proof socket.

I would like to connect 3 pumps in a pump chamber for a koi carp pond. These switches would make switching them on and off without having to open the socket covers
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Hi, thank you for your product enquiry.
With any device which interacts with water it is advisable to use Double Pole switches rather than Single, as this will disconnect the Neutral feed as well as the Live feed as an extra precaution.
Capacity wise, these switches are rated at 20A inductive (4,800W) each so should be easily able to cope with the load.
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Hi, thank you for your product enquiry.
All BG Electrical Storm range weatherproof switches are rated at 20A 20AX, which means that they will cope with up to 4,800W of load regardless of whether it is resistive or inductive.
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Hi, thank you for your product enquiry.
The holes left by the push-out caps are 20mm diameter, but can be drilled out to 25mm if required for any particular installation.
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Model 20AX narrow model
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There are 4 small posi bolts holding the front to the back, these are covered with grey grommets which are almost invisible in the image on the Screwfix website. Fixes really securely into brass studs molded into the back box, not cheap self tapping screws like some makes.
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Specification
Brand British General
Colour Grey
Manufacturer Guarantee 3 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
Model No WP12S-XD
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Depth 60 mm
Product Height 90 mm
Product Type Switch
Product Width 65 mm
Total Product Weight 0.15 kg

20AX. W x D x H: 75 x 70 x 100mm. EN 60669-1.