Installing THPG Toggle Switches

Part 1: Electrical Insert

The main part of the switch, which gets fitted first. Wire the connectors at the back of the unit to the existing electrical installation and then screw the unit into the back box with flat-head device screws (to enable the frame to sit flush on top of the unit).

Being an authentic replica product, the connectors on THPG switches are “old-fashioned” screw fittings. The live connector is copper-coloured. THPG’s inserts have their toggles permanently attached, not like rocker switches where the cover gets pushed on at the end.

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THPG 1-gang 2-way insert with 2-way wiring points

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THPG 1-gang toggle side view

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Fitting the insert to back box (a round Euro box in this case)

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Securing the insert to the back box

Part 2: Frame

As usual with European switches, the frame that provides the decorative cover over the insert is not permanently fixed to the unit. In THPG switches, it is held in place by a small front plate (see part 3), which is then screwed into the insert, securing both parts.

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Correct alignment of the frame over the insert

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The frame should sit flush to the wall

Part 3: Front plate

The small round front plate is placed over the round opening in the frame. The last step of fitting the switch is simply screwing the small flat-head screw through the front plate into the insert.

Please make sure not to over-tighten the screw, which can cause deformation or cracking of the front plate.

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Frame (round version) and front plate

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The front plate is placed loosely onto the frame

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The single screw is tightened to secure frame and front plate

Removing the switch

With THPG switches you simply need to reverse the fitting process if removal is required. Loosen the small flat head screw until it separates from the insert and remove screw, front plate and frame in one go.

As explained above, the toggle is part of the insert in these types of switches and is not removable. If there is a problem with the toggle itself, the whole insert needs to be replaced.

Please note: Swtch sells beautiful and functional wiring accessories. But we are not qualified electricians. We are not able to give detailed installation advice or consultation, although we will always try to help you or your electrical installers.

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