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Topic # 210587 3-Apr-2017 10:34
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Hi all, will switches like this:


Fit cleanly into existing house NZ standard flush boxes? In other words can such a device be cleanly retrofitted?







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  Reply # 1753596 3-Apr-2017 10:44
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short answer yes, but there is a big shortage of information on operating voltage and current carrying capacity,  it may look cool but I wouldn't touch it with out a lot more information about operating spec's or you may find the unit causing a fire







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  Reply # 1753616 3-Apr-2017 11:17
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  Reply # 1753673 3-Apr-2017 12:11
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I have some of the lanbon wifi switches which work on 3g and wifi remotely. All are 3 gang and can be used as 2 or 1 gang if you want.


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  Reply # 1753677 3-Apr-2017 12:31
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They will fit as in the spacing is the same, but US boxes are usually mounted flush with the surface of the wall, whereas here they are usually flush with the stud/nog or even furthur back if there is tiles/stuff on the wall. That means that things that pull against the box instead of the wall will pull inside the wall when you screw it in.


US style inwall volume controls are a complete prick to get right, especially when its a metal ring nailed to the stud that you cannot move fowards, you might have better luck with that switch tho.


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  Reply # 1753722 3-Apr-2017 12:59
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They offer a choice of frequency and the same inside bit is used on the uk sized wall plates, so no reason to assume that it is a 120v only device.


The OP was asking if it would fit, which it will with hassle.


Im actually looking for an adapter plate to put a UK sized switch into a normal box so I can use some controllers that are mains powered. Not found one yet so may still have to get rough on a blank plate with the dremel.


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