Roo Alba Matt
Katy Paty Roo Alba matt white porcelain light switch
Roo Alba
Katy Paty Roo Alba matt white porcelain light switch
Katy Paty Roo Alba matt white porcelain light switch
Katy Paty Roo Alba matt white porcelain light switch
Katy Paty Roo Alba matt white porcelain light switch

Roo Alba Matt

From £69.00

A new addition to the white Roo Alba range of switches and sockets, featuring a very unusual matt finish.

These classic round porcelain switches come from a small team of makers in Bohemia. Katy Paty products are solid, virtually indestructible and have a charming retro feel to them.

NB: These switches are meant to be fitted into European back boxes, not standard British rectangular ones. It is theoretically possible to fit them in a square box and fill in the corners, but it is not recommended.

Click on the “What you need to know” link for essential product details, dimensions, fitting info and more.

Katy Paty switches can be adapted to a range of sockets and connections (like AV, SAT and similar). Please contact us with any specific requirements.

Does Swtch sell UK sockets in this style?
Yes, this product range includes UK sockets. Check the "Complete the look" section below.

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IMPORTANT

Because of its round backplate shape, this switch doesn't fit the regular British square or rectangular wall boxes. The corners of the back box (or the hole the switch is going into) WILL SHOW.

It is perfectly possible to fit a European-style round back box, which the backplate will cover. We sell these boxes here. But this will require electrical work and decorating/plastering to make good the new wall box.

Please be aware that we don't accept returns of this product after 14 days if you find that the necessary installation/decorating work is too extensive. We kindly ask that you and your electrician make sure that they are aware of the back box incompatibility before ordering this product.

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What you need to know

What’s in the box?

You will receive a modular switch set, consisting of a switch insert with integrated rocker (or 2 of them if you have chosen a 2-gang switch), a round 1-gang frame and a front plate with fixing screws.


What does an electrician call this?

This is a 1-gang 2-way 10AX switch, or 2-gang 2-way 10AX switch, or a 1-gang intermediate 10AX switch


Where is this used in the home?

A 1-gang 2-way switch is commonly used for controlling a single light source from one or two places. A 1-gang intermediate is used as the middle switch of three, controlling a single light source (for example in a hallway). A 2-gang switch is used for controlling two light sources from one or two places.


 

Installation

Katy Paty switches require a bit more patience to wire up, simply because they are modelled on original designs and don't have the modern conveniences of push-contacts and encapsulated backplates.

Just follow the step-by-step pictures below or go to our Katy Paty switch installation page. Don't forget you need a European round box for this product!


Wiring

Katy Paty 1-gang switch wiring


Step-by-step


(Click gallery to enlarge. Number of gangs and/or finishes might vary)


Downloads

Installation Guide:
Manufacturers instructions:


Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.

Dimensions

Does this cover a standard british back box?
No, a 70mm round back box is required. Check the available options below.


How deep does the back box need to be?
This needs a slightly deeper box, at least 35mm.


Recommended products:
Kaiser back box for solid walls, 46m Kaiser back box for solid walls
Kaiser back box for hollow walls, 49m Kaiser back box, hollow wall, single, 49mm
Kaiser back box for hollow walls, 35m Kaiser back box, hollow wall, single, 35mm

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