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        Isolator Switch

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        Purchase Weatherproof Isolating Switches Online

        At Sparky Direct, we offer a massive selection of Weatherproof Isolating Switches. These isolators are available in a number of different pole and amperage configurations.

        An isolator switch, often termed a main isolator switch, ensures circuit isolation to maintain current flow integrity and prevent unwanted current passage. These switches are used in various electrical setups, including but not limited to kitchen appliances, solar circuits, air conditioning systems, and power circuits.

        On this page, you will find the exact isolating switch that fits your needs, including 1-pole, 2-pole, 3-pole, and 4-pole variants. These switches are tailored for circuit isolation within systems for maintenance or repair purposes and are also essential for household appliances like electric ovens, hot water systems, and air conditioning units.

        Electrical Isolator Switch vs. Circuit Breaker: Key Differences

        An electrical isolator switch and a circuit breaker are essential components in electrical systems, yet they serve different purposes. The isolator switch is a manual device used to ensure that an electrical circuit is completely de-energized for maintenance or repair, providing a visible break in the circuit to ensure safety.

        On the other hand, circuit breakers automatically interrupt the flow of electricity in a circuit as a protective measure against overload or short circuits, thereby preventing damage to the system. While circuit breakers protect circuits by automatically responding to electrical anomalies, isolator switches are generally used for safety during manual maintenance operations.

        FAQ Isolator Switches

        Q: What is the difference between an isolation switch and an electrical switch?

        A:  As mentioned above, Isolation switches are manually operated to disconnect circuits, primarily for maintenance. In contrast, an electrical switch is normally not lockable and is used for turning lights on and off.

        Q: What appliances require an Isolator Switch? 

        A: Ovens usually require a 20 or 45-amp Isolation switch. Depending on the load, air conditioners typically require a 35 amp Isolator Switch for a standard domestic split system up to a 63 amp for a commercial installation. Hot water systems usually require a 20 amp Isolation switch for a domestic system. If you need further information, contact an electrical contractor or call us. 

        Sparky Direct - Your Trusted Source for Weatherproof Isolator Switches

        At Sparky Direct, we pride ourselves on offering various electrical products, including weatherproof isolator switches, extension sockets, wall and angled plugs, and mounting accessories. Commitment to quality and affordability is our promise, ensuring you receive only genuine products suited to your budgetary and functional requirements. Unsure of your needs? Please browse our extensive product range or contact our expert team for guidance and support.