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Weird toggle switches

Weird toggle switches

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These have "on" marked in a weird place.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 07:25 PM Author: streetlight98
That's bizarre! So down is the ON position? That violates NEC.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 07:54 PM Author: Fluorescent05

That's bizarre! So down is the ON position? That violates NEC.

I have no idea.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 08:49 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Isn't down the 'on' position for switches in the UK?


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Also .ug.
Plate screws not all the same direction, or for that matter not all of them are even fully screwed in.
...lol.. I know OCD.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 09:21 PM Author: streetlight98
I'm right there with you xmas! As an electrician that's one of the first things drilled into my head. It's one of the first things I notice now too. When the screw slots are not all vertical it's a tell tale sign it was not installed by an electrician.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 09:25 PM Author: joseph_125
Heh, my general preference with the screw slots is to orient them facing the right, around 30-45 degrees from vertical. Yeah down for ON is common for the UK and places with a UK influence. One of the things that always throws me off guard when I go abroad lol.
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Sep 25, 2019 at 09:57 PM Author: HPSM250R2

I'm right there with you xmas! As an electrician that's one of the first things drilled into my head. It's one of the first things I notice now too. When the screw slots are not all vertical it's a tell tale sign it was not installed by an electrician.


Why do they need to be oriented a certain way? Is it just so it looks better?
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Sep 26, 2019 at 04:38 AM Author: streetlight98
Its just the way every electrician does it. My guess is it stems from when vintage plates had vertical ribs. With those, the screw slot blends right in when oriented vertically. The vertical orientation also matches the receptacle blades and orientation of toggle switches.

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Sep 26, 2019 at 05:33 AM Author: HPSM250R2

Its just the way every electrician does it. My guess is it stems from when vintage plates had vertical ribs. With those, the screw slot blends right in when oriented vertically. The vertical orientation also matches the receptacle blades and orientation of toggle switches.


Oh ok well that makes sense.
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