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Hi, i wish to change my present switches to those bigand better looking switches for all my lights. Is it very diifcult to change it yourself? And any cheap places to buy these switches?

Thanks

 

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dun think it's difficult to change it yourself if you can differentiate the colours :notti:

i'd say kelantan lane is one of the cheapest bah

those big rocker switch one gang at $2.2 for Hager brand :notti:

 

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dun think it's difficult to change it yourself if you can differentiate the colours :notti:

i'd say kelantan lane is one of the cheapest bah

those big rocker switch one gang at $2.2 for Hager brand :notti:

any particular shop that sells cheap?

 

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the one i went to is a corner shop at block 29 i think

ran by two women

just go to kelantan lane and walk around, sometimes they quote based on how much they like your face :notti:

 

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Hi, i wish to change my present switches to those bigand better looking switches for all my lights. Is it very diifcult to change it yourself? And any cheap places to buy these switches?

Thanks

I changed a few of mine to Legrand big switches (bought from Choo Chiang) last year.

If you are changing on your own, for those 1-way switch, they are pretty straight forward. For the 2-way ones, esp. multi-gang, use your digital camera and take a photo for reference, in case you forget. Alternatively, copy them down in a piece of paper. After doing a few, you will get the hang of it.

 

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I changed a few of mine to Legrand big switches (bought from Choo Chiang) last year.

If you are changing on your own, for those 1-way switch, they are pretty straight forward. For the 2-way ones, esp. multi-gang, use your digital camera and take a photo for reference, in case you forget. Alternatively, copy them down in a piece of paper. After doing a few, you will get the hang of it.

Sorry, what do u mean by 1 or 2 way switch? Im really a novice in this. What i want is to change all the lights switch to those big rocker switches. Only thing i know is i will need to buy some 1 gang,some 2 gang and also some 3 gang switches. Btw, 2 gang means there are 2 on/off switches in one plastic panel rite? Or do u have some pic to show me? Thanks for all the help!

 

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Sorry, what do u mean by 1 or 2 way switch? Im really a novice in this. What i want is to change all the lights switch to those big rocker switches. Only thing i know is i will need to buy some 1 gang,some 2 gang and also some 3 gang switches. Btw, 2 gang means there are 2 on/off switches in one plastic panel rite? Or do u have some pic to show me? Thanks for all the help!

Your understanding of "gang" is correct.

"Gang" refers to how many switches you see on 1 plate/square block. If you see 1 switch on the plate surface, then it is call 1-Gang, 2 switches, 2-Gang and so forth.

E.g.

1-Gang --> http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item....mp;rangeid=1030

2-Gang --> http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item....mp;rangeid=1030

3-Gang --> http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item....mp;rangeid=1030

"Way" refers to how many switch(es) that can control one light/point. The most common one is 1-way i.e. 1 switch control 1 light/point. If you have 2 "different" switches (and I am not referring to 2-Gang) to control 1 light/point, then it is call 2-way. Typically, you can have this 2-way switch when you want to control (i.e. on or off) the same light from 2 different places, e.g. a long hallway with switches at both ends of the hallway. 2-way switches are much more expensive and have more connections behind the plate which layman will not easily notice it.

Therefore, when you buy a switch, the common question the shop will ask is how many gang and way. There are:

1G1W

1G2W

2G2W

2G2W

3G1W

3G2W

and so on.

I hope I did not confuse you further.

 

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Your understanding of "gang" is correct.

"Gang" refers to how many switches you see on 1 plate/square block. If you see 1 switch on the plate surface, then it is call 1-Gang, 2 switches, 2-Gang and so forth.

E.g.

1-Gang --> http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item....mp;rangeid=1030

2-Gang --> http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item....mp;rangeid=1030

3-Gang --> http://www.mkelectric.co.uk/products/item....mp;rangeid=1030

"Way" refers to how many switch(es) that can control one light/point. The most common one is 1-way i.e. 1 switch control 1 light/point. If you have 2 "different" switches (and I am not referring to 2-Gang) to control 1 light/point, then it is call 2-way. Typically, you can have this 2-way switch when you want to control (i.e. on or off) the same light from 2 different places, e.g. a long hallway with switches at both ends of the hallway. 2-way switches are much more expensive and have more connections behind the plate which layman will not easily notice it.

Therefore, when you buy a switch, the common question the shop will ask is how many gang and way. There are:

1G1W

1G2W

2G2W

2G2W

3G1W

3G2W

and so on.

I hope I did not confuse you further.

Perfect explanation! Thanks for the detail info..Appreciate!

 

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