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British General 6A 1-Way Pull Cord Switch White (88475)

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British General 6A 1-Way Pull Cord Switch White is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 72.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what was wanted The switch was cheap, easy to fit and served its purpose. Absolutely no problems. I have only marked it as good for reliability since I've only fitted it 2 nights ago but if it's like all of the other things I've bought from Screwfix it should last for ages..
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money Brought as a replacement unit and fitted easily and quickly . Although I only needed a 1 way unit and it was advertised as a 1 way it actually has the fittings for a 2 way unit !! Plenty of cord that was easily adjustable to suit what ever length you need !
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Siezed up after no time You'd think these things would last for ages, especially as this one is supposed to have a 25 year guarantee. Fitted one and it siezed up after a few months, fortunately with the light off. Looks like I'm not the only one, the reviews on the Crabtree alternative (63249) seem to indicate it's common for these BG ones to fail.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great 2 way Pull switch Bought as replacement for cheaper pull-cord switch that jammed. Easy to fit and wire up. The only thing to look out for is that the earth connection is on the back plate and if you position the L1/L2 connections so they align it can make contact, tripping out the circuit. Solution is to rotate 180 degrees and then there is no risk of contact as the permanent live connection is in a different position. Overall seems sturdy and well made.
Date published: 2017-01-05
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Are you able to use the ceiling rose part separately adding a cord and feature handle?

Asked by: Jenh
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. This British General 6A 1-Way Pull Cord Switch White comes with a connection `bean' close to the ceiling rose to allow fir the cord to be changed, but it is not intended to be opened up to allow changing of the very top section of the cord.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-06-02

IP Rating

what is the IP rating of this product?
Asked by: Same
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. This British General 6A 1-Way Pull Cord Switch White is not specifically designed to be waterproof so can only be said to have an IP20 rating.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-04-15

dimensions

What are the dimensions of this product, that is, the height and diameter?
Asked by: Possetpie
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. The dimensions of the BG Electrical 801 ceiling pull cord switch are:- 76mm diameter and 44mm total (axial) depth from the ceiling to the deepest point.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-04-26

Is this a one-way switch or a two way. the fitting says 2 way but is sold as a 1 way?

Asked by: cliff99
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. Due to economies of scale all of the BG Electrical 1 way ceiling pull switches actually use the workings for the 2 way version.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2016-11-11
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Specification
Brand British General
Manufacturer Guarantee 25 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
No. of Ways 1
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour White
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Type Pull Cord Switch
Switches & Sockets Finish Plastic
Switches & Sockets Product Type Pull Cord Switch
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Raised Square
Total Product Weight 0.11 kg

EN 60669-1.

Product contents

Installation instructions.