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British General 1-Gang 2-Way Push Dimmer Switch 400W Antique Brass (74444)

Sleek, slim design with soft, rounded corners.

  • Push On/Off Control
  • Rotary Level Adjustment
  • Integral Moisture Protection Gasket

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£14.68INC VAT

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British General 1-Gang 2-Way Push Dimmer Switch 400W Antique Brass is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal product Ideal product, quality, price and functional what else could you need.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from upgrading to dimmer not the most robust of switches, not sure how long the knob with stay on especially if kids get a bit enthusiastic. A bit of a struggle to get it into the old metal wall box as the vertical tags in the wall box clashed with the switch mechanism casing, nothing that a little metal bending didn't fix though.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Switch problem The switch would not press in sufficiently to click on or off. Had to pack the knob with paper to enable the switch to work. Obviously not inspected.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dimmer switch for babies room Good quality finish with full fitting instructions. The dimmer unit behind the switch was a tight fit in the box but a slight twist on the unit and it fitted snugly in the housing. Positive click when switch depressed and smooth turning movement. Screws supplied were darker than switch plate compared to picture on line.
Date published: 2016-06-07
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Can this (1 switch) work with multiple donwlights, say 10 halogen 42W bulbs?

And/or if I change the bulbs to LED equivalents over time?
Asked by: Scotty12
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. All current British General dimmers use workings with a variety of load ranges depending on lighting type. With the adjuster screw on the rear of the dimmer module in the fully clockwise position Tungsten Filament lamps have a 60-400W range, Mains Voltage Halogen lamps have a 50-400W range, Transformed (12V) lamps have a 35-350W range, dimmable Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have a 10-100W range and when the module is correctly adjusted (with the screw on the rear fully anti-clockwise) LED lamps have a 5-50W range. Therefore, your example 42W Halogen lamps would be fine in a circuit of 2-9 only.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-02-21

What range does this product cover please?

??? to 400
Asked by: ElecPete
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. All current British General dimmers use workings with a variety of load ranges depending on lighting type. With the adjuster screw on the rear of the dimmer module in the fully clockwise position Tungsten Filament lamps have a 60-400W range, Mains Voltage Halogen lamps have a 50-400W range, Transformed (12V) lamps have a 35-350W range, dimmable Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have a 10-100W range and when the module is correctly adjusted (with the screw on the rear fully anti-clockwise) LED lamps have a 5-50W range.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-02-20

Can this product be used with low energy LED bulbs?

Asked by: HB1006
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. The dimmer module shown in the picture of the rear of the unit will work with Leading Edge dimmable LED lighting, but the minimum load may need to be anything from 14W to 60W depending on how closely the lighting behaves to its filament or halogen output equivalent.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2016-11-16

What depth of a surface box does this switch require as minimum

Asked by: Ken17
Hi, to allow room for the cabling to pass behind the dimmer module without pushing the plate off the wall a minimum box depth of 35mm is required.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2016-02-14
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Specification
Brand British General
Colour Antique Brass
Finish Antique Brass
Manufacturer Guarantee 25 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Model No NAB81P
No. of Gangs 1
No. of Ways 2
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour Brass
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Depth 70 mm
Product Height 86 mm
Product Type Dimmer Switch
Product Width 86 mm
Switches & Sockets Finish Brushed
Switches & Sockets Product Type Dimmer Switch
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Raised Slim
Total Product Weight 0.11 kg

240V. W x D x H: 86 x 70 x 86mm. Fixings included. EN 60669-1.