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wimsey70

09:43AM | 03/28/05
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Our house has an old GE low-voltage electrical system. Several rocker switches have worn out, and we're looking for replacements.

We've struck out locally and in online searches, and we're getting desperate because we're trying to put the house on the market. Does anyone have ideas for finding replacement parts?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

doug seibert

09:56AM | 03/28/05
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http://www.alltestequipment.com/cgi-bin/pdc/viewprod.cgi?pid=559&tid=1&type=elec

doug seibert

10:29AM | 03/28/05
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They look different......I know they're not as interesting as your old switches.....but you can purchase the triple plate and the 3 switches that control the relays "Off-the-shelf".......(so you can sell the house).......


wimsey70

07:04AM | 03/29/05
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Thanks! I _hope_ those would work? We'd probably have to hire a professional, because my husband can't figure out how those would wire in.

Here's photos of our existing switches:

http://tveverka.tripod.com/switch1.jpg

http://tveverka.tripod.com/switch2.jpg

http://tveverka.tripod.com/switch3.jpg

MistressEll

07:50AM | 03/31/05
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Well I have no idea what kind of electrical system you are referring to. Are you saying your entire house is stepped down voltage via a transformer? Is this DC or AC voltage? Is this a mobile or modular home? Or are you just referring to a particular lighting circuit that these swtiches were a part of?

Those photos of that switch show that 2 resistors have been soldered on the back, I find that interesting. Were these 3 way switches(2 switches controling same fixtures)? Otherwise I'm confused as it appears that one is going from the black to the neutral and the other from the switch lead (red) to the neutral, and appears to be some kind of modification.

Those resistors show in the pictures Brown, Red, Red space, Gold stripes. This would indicate that they are each 1200 Ohms with a 5% tolerance. (The first Brown indicates 1, the first Red indicates a 2, and the second red in the third position indicates 00 (2 zeros) giving one a total marking of 1200 Ohms. The space is a seperation in the markings to indicate that the next band is for the tolerance, and Gold (metalic) is a plus/minus 5%, meaning that the resistance is 1200 Ohms with a plus minus 60 ohms or a resistor that offers 1140-1260 ohms.

I hope this helps with your investigation, but without a source and a schematic for your switch I can't begin to help you.

"low voltage" is just not sufficient information to begin to assist you.

MistressEll

07:55AM | 03/31/05
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Frankly these look like component switches that were pulled from an old stove unit for its ambient/work lighting. Where were these switches installed and how?

wimsey70

08:49AM | 03/31/05
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I gather that low-voltage electrical systems were "cutting edge" back in the 60's and 70's. Basically, a transformer in our attic changes the 120 volt line voltage to 24 volts. A relay actually controls the light, and is activated by the contact on the rocker switch.

All of the lights (and ceiling fans, and some outlets) in our house are controlled by this type of switch, and they are apparently common for this type of electrical system. (If you do a search on "low voltage electrical" on these forums, you'll see I'm not the first to post about this issue.)

I don't pretend to have a great deal of electrical knowledge (or any). I turned to this forum because none of the electricians I called in this area have any familiarity with this type of system, and, as I said, we need the light switches to work when we put the house on the market.

Here's a photo of the switches in the switchplate:

http://tveverka.tripod.com/rocker_switch.jpg

-Tanya


wimsey70

08:51AM | 03/31/05
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Oh, Doug sent me email which said:

Black and Red are On and Off. The switch needs to send a signal (both ON and OFF) to tell the latching relay to Make or Break the household current.

Don't know if that helps anyone else.


doug seibert

09:03AM | 03/31/05
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Did you try shorting the wires.........?

MistressEll

10:10AM | 04/04/05
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Dear Wimsey70:

There IS a replacement including the wall switches that will work for you!!!

Okay here goes: your system is three-wire. There IS a specific one that will work, but you MUST specify that you are using for a 3-wire system (mention the GE low voltage old system). It will come complete with the wiring diagram as well.

Now, the face plate will have six buttons on them top for on, bottom for off, But IT WILL WORK YAY!!

It is made by touch-plate lighting, it is their model 5606 (specified when you order that you are using for THREE-WIRE system).

This will replace your three switch switch plate completely. It looks a LITTLE like the model CCN but no LED's.

Their web site is touchplate.com, their phone number is 1-800-227-5154. check them out, call them, have them e-mail you the PDF wiring diagram for your application (specify old GE low-voltage house system).

I just LOVE finding the obscure solution!!!

Please post back and advise this worked for you or not!!!!

Sincerely,

"Ell"

MistressEll

10:19AM | 04/04/05
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wimsey:

I should have mentioned that on that site, it is the top row all the way to the right, a.k.a. elipse switch. This will replace all three switches you currently have in one location. I already talked to them, and reviewed the schematic for wiring instructions, as their basic 5606 is originally designed to use with their own 2-wire system, but with the specified when ordered 3-wire and the instructions its a piece of cake. They actually get a LOT of orders from folks in JUST your circumstance. Their based in Ft. Wayne Indiana, so keep that in mind (time zone) when you're calling them M-F.

I'm quite excited at having found this "solution" if its still not optimal, please advise and I'll keep searching for a better one (inbetween my own projects LOL!)

--Ell

wimsey70

01:21PM | 04/04/05
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Thanks, MistressEll, for the information! I really appreciate that you took the time to look into this. I must admit -- we're past desperation and are starting to refer to our house as the Amityville Horror. We had hoped to have our house listed by now!

We also finally got some information back from GE. They claim replacement for our switches is the RS 2-xxx series -- for us it's RS 2-32 (or 2-37 or 2-39 depending on color), but then you need a new faceplate model RP2-xxx. They look similar to the Remcon switches that Doug referred me to.

We also gave in and are hiring an electrician for all this -- to ensure the relays and switches are both actually working. We assumed that all the switches were having problems because one was definitely broken, but it may be that some are relay problems instead.

Again, thanks to both of you for your help!

MistressEll

08:59PM | 04/04/05
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It was a pleasure, I love a challenge. Good Luck with your repairs and especially Good Luck and prosperity in your future home sale! Please let us know how things worked out.

Regards,

Ell

brian66

12:57AM | 04/30/05
Member Since: 04/29/05
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has anyone ever used these guys for replacement to their relays ??

reliantrelay.com(/page2.html)

In reference to your switches, yep the styles changed some time ago.. but I have not seen any more than 2 control switches with in a single wall switch plate.. packing 3 in would have been nicer.. the switches with LEDs for indicators (if ur relay supports it) seem to cost more than the older incandescent bulb indicator.. thing is, it should be the same if not less..

I wish someone would come up with something that looks like this: http://cache.smarthome.com/images/4205wr.jpg

the switch design as in what it looks like

( the contents of that picture is not related to the low voltage switching system of the current thread... my apologize if this post is a bit confusing, it is 2am and I should be sleeping, but it's been driving me nuts to locate something..which was reliantrelay.com ... and the name of the low voltage relay RR-9... but now I have found it, marked it and finally fall flat on to my keyboard into a deep sleep... now if i get banned for posting the links, I still have to say thank u for refreshing my expired brain....uhh, I mean refreshing my memory....) This system has it's pro's and con's, but IMHO can still hold it's own with some of the newer technologies.. even if the control swithes are not exactly pretty.. (they have switches that resemble regular wall switches, i just do not know where to piurchase them, I think Hubbell is one brand name that makes them.. all the switches are, are center off SPDT sometimes notated(sp??) as (on)-off-(on)) I just wonder if new installs are frowned upon, and I have my reasons on why I would use such a system under certain conditions.. thanx

(ps. bob villa rocks)

brian66

12:32PM | 05/01/05
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http://www.geindustrial.com/products/applications/tlc/tlclvrc.pdf

images of control switches..

pilot lamps are available as LED's

also see page 15 for the "other" kind of toggle switch..

ok, I won't bug ya anymore on this, thanks for listening (or is it reading..hmmm.. :)

MistressEll

04:02AM | 05/04/05
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The OP has an older GE 3-wire low-voltage system. This uses relays for the controls and the 'switch plates' are not regular switches. one lighting source requires 2 togles, one for off and one for on. The switches I refered her to and what she was looking for actually have six togles on one switch plate and control three areas each.

Both the OP and I posted links regards to her issue, were you trying to ask about her lighting system?

Otherwise, I am unclear as to your intent in posting. I have not used your relay supplier.

Have a great day.


Billhart

05:31AM | 05/04/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
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The OP has an older GE 3-wire low-voltage system. This uses relays for the controls and the 'switch plates' are not regular switches. one lighting source requires 2 togles, one for off and one for on. The switches I refered her to and what she was looking for actually have six togles on one switch plate and control three areas each."

The GE PDF file that Brian linked to clearly shows the GE system.

IT DOES NOT USE TWO SWITCH PER CONTROL POINT.

It uses SPDT, monentary, center off. And that function is commonly availble from electronic supply sources. But are different shape and mounting.

But the parts are shown in the GE download. Don't know how hard they are to get, but Dale Electric shows them in their catalog.

http://www.dale-electric.com/catalogindex1.cfm#G


tshea1

05:03PM | 05/04/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
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These switches will work. You will need to crimp the female sta-kon on to the wires in the wall. Instructions are provided.

Search for the plates also.

Category Low Voltage Switching : Momentary Switches

GES Item Code 78410054142

Mfg Name GE Wiring Devices

Subs ---

Mfg Part Num RS2-32

Description Low Voltage Momentary Switch, Unlighted, Ivory

Long Description Designed for installation in mounting straps with cover plates or for snap-on panel mounting. Includes 2-button switches with 2 normally open 3 AMP 28 VAC contacts providing a SPDT configuration certified by CSA.

Product Name Low Voltage Momentary Switch

Type Unlighted

Color Ivory

Here's the website:

http://www.gesupply.com/cgi-bin/prd/requisite/frameSet.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2134181411.1115254033@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccaddehlhmlegceehcfkedgkldfhg.0

tshea1

05:04PM | 05/04/05
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And here is the info on a single gang single switch

Category Low Voltage Switching: Wall Plates

GES Item Code 78410054106

Mfg Name GE Wiring Devices

Subs ---

Mfg Part Num RP2-112

Description Low Voltage Switching: Wall Plate, 1 Gang for 1 Switch, Nylon, Ivory

Long Description Available in engineered thermoplastic or type 302 stainless steel. Bracket and mounting screws included.

Product Name Low Voltage Switching: Wall Plate

Configuration 1 Gang for 1 Switch

Material Nylon

Color Ivory

Hardware Furnished with RPB2-1 Bracket

website:

http://www.gesupply.com/cgi-bin/prd/requisite/frameSet.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2134181411.1115254033@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccaddehlhmlegceehcfkedgkldfhg.0


suep44

04:13PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
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I'm trying to find plate covers for GE low voltage lighting,,,I found some a few years back and bought the guy out but I need more!!!Can anyone help?

tshea1

05:39PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
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Try Dale Electric. They had a few a couple years ago. They may have more. The other option, and it is not good, is to go to the newer plates. I don't think the new plates come in a 3 switch 1 gang horizontal configuration.

http://www.dale-electric.com/catalogindex1.cfm#G


suep44

06:23PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
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I checked dale...The switches are a little different than what I have. I was going to order a few,then decided to see if I could find the actual ones I have. I sent an email to GE...I appreciate all your help

suep44

06:23PM | 05/23/05
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I checked dale...The switches are a little different than what I have. I was going to order a few,then decided to see if I could find the actual ones I have. I sent an email to GE...I appreciate all your help

Billhart

06:43AM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Several different styles of switches have been used and they have different faceplate. The ones that Dale has and the ones shown in the GE catalog (links above) use a rocker style switch.

Mine use a lever switch and take a different coverplate. You might have to replace switch also to get a matching coverplate.

But here are a couple of options to look at. If these where used in a number of tract homes look for full line hardware stores in the area. They often will have specialty items used in those homes.

Try some older electrical supply houses. But take an old coverplate.

If they are like the ones that I have they appear to use a Sierra Modular system. This was a bracket that would take upto 3 devices. Sierra had switches, pilot lights, and receptacles (ungrounded) that would fit in there and you would get 1,2 or 3 hole coverplates.

I don't have one to compare with, but from memory they are the same and the mounting brack and coverplate on mine say Sierra.

I can't tell for sure, but they appear to be the same as these.

http://www.switchhits.com/switchplates_size_chart_light_switch_plates_covers_s.html

Sizes A, B, and C

Happy hunting.


tshea1

06:42PM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
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Bill,

Those plates you identified are for the old Despards switch, pilot lights, receptacles.

Thanks, I've bookmarked that site.

I believe suep44 is looking for teh GE LV switches. There is a link to the GE catalog page for both switches and plates near the top of this thread. I last bought some of the switches about a year ago.

Billhart

08:48PM | 05/24/05
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No she was looking for coverplates and said that her switch where different.

Mine are a lever switch. Sorta like this "short lever switch"

http://www.shop.com/amos/cc/main/catalog/pcd/5742963/ccsyn/260/_x_/JC-Whitney---Automotive-On-Off-Switches

But instead of the hole mounting it goes into a mounting bracket.

suep44

03:29AM | 05/25/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
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thanks for all your help, everyone!!! The ge link has the switches that are similar to mine..Mine look a little different in that the space between the on/off/up/down, is wider, I did buy some of the plate covers a while back from a local electical supplier and at that time I bought whatever he had, which wasn't many, he did say nobody uses them anymore...I just can't seem to find any other place that has a few more....

Whenever I have had work done in my house I had the electrical changed, now have normal plates, controls etc. because nobody seemed to know how this house is wired....

MistressEll

06:20AM | 06/18/05
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bumped for recent poster

philip50

11:17AM | 07/29/05
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From the photos of your old GE low voltage switches and coverplates I can see that I have the exact same system as you do/did. If you replaced your switches with an updated design, I would love to have your old coverplates. Several of mine are broken. Fortunately, the switches are in fine shape.

Please let me know if you can be of any assistance. Thanks.

wimsey70

11:34AM | 07/29/05
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Actually, it turned out that we didn't need to replace the cover plates. The switches my electrician used fit in them fine. (And we have now sold that house.) Sorry!

TomR

07:25PM | 12/15/05
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Let me know. I have the same stuff in my house, and I can point you in the right direction.

Regards - TomR

philip50

06:28AM | 12/16/05
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No. I am still looking for ivory colored GE low voltage switch cover plates, new or used. I could use single switch and double switch plates. Do you have any available or know where to buy them?

Thanks.

soldoubt

01:39PM | 11/20/06
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i have exactly what you're looking for.

anyone needing New old stock GE ivory switch plates email me at s.carlos.kirk@gmail.com.

i have a ton of plates for configurations of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4 rocker-style switches.

never used. still in original factory packing.

dynamech

04:10AM | 11/22/06
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Soldoubt; I tried to e-mail you but it came back. Is your e-mail correct. I did drop the period after s and then it went thru. hope you got it.

jthatcher

04:18PM | 01/02/07
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Soldoubt: I e-mailed you at the address you provided above about the switch cover plates. Thanks.

jthatcher

10:34AM | 01/19/07
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I am still trying to locate 1-gang, 2-gang, and 3-gang switch cover plates. Attached is a photo of the one that I replaced. Unfortunately, the store that I bought this one from threw out their entire stock before I could get more. Anyones help would be greatly appreciated.

NOTE: I've tried emailing soldoubt (see above), and so far have not received any responses. If anyone can help me get a hold of him, please let me know. My email is jthatcher962@yahoo.com. Thanks!
6761 still need switch co

bcahill

05:50AM | 01/23/07
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If you still have some i am desperate for 1,2 and 3 rocker cover plates. I attatched a picture of what I need if it the same thing you have

bob cahill

(607)343-6254

bcahill46@hotmail.com
6793 ge low voltage cover

bcahill

07:39PM | 01/23/07
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I think I am probably looking for the same cover plates that you are. Did you have any luck?

Billhart

09:23AM | 01/26/07
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DID you go through the WHOLE THREAD?

Specially the links to Dale.

He is one source of switch plate covers. These are in SS, but might be available in other material.

http://www.rensup.com/Switchplates/98222.htm

http://www.rensup.com/Switchplates/98223.htm

http://www.rensup.com/Switchplates/98224.htm

But they are for a different style of switch. IIRC it is the style that Dale has, but I need to reboot computers to see their website so I can check on them.

jthatcher

05:09PM | 01/26/07
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Nope, no luck so far. I've been uable to get a hold of Soldoubt (see above), and he seemed like my best chance. I'll keep looking...

dwkremer

09:45AM | 02/24/07
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My daughter is purchasing a house that has low voltage switches, thus my review of this thread.

Has anyone considered using wood switch plates? I lasercut many different size and shape parts and have done regular (110v) switches and outlets. I have never done these, but do not see why they cannot be done.

If anyone is interested you can contact me at summerskye@comcast.com

Jasper5

02:34PM | 03/09/07
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I'm also looking for several replacement switchplates for the 1961 GE low voltage system. Has anyone found a source? They are ivory colored, and come in 1, 2, and 3 gang styles. I've checked every site out on this thread, and other than the two photos that were posted, nothing matches what we need at our home. The switches and system are fine - the plates are what we must replace.

If we can't find the plates, do we have to rewire each switch or the whole house to replace it? Electricity is not my strongpoint. Thanks.

dwkremer

04:23AM | 03/10/07
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I Laser Cut 110v switch/outlet plates from wood. There is no reason I cannot do this for low voltage plates except I need a existing switch plate to layout from.

Wood plates can be stained or painted to match your needs.

If you are interested you may contact me at summerskye@comcast.net.

antonis

04:41PM | 03/10/07
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I am looking for 3 Amp 24 V low voltage switches made by 'square D' company in the late 40's and 50's. Their model number was 1091, 1092 and 1093. They work just fine but I need a few replaclements. A Sierra company made similar type switches and I could use these also. Is anyone out there who knows what can be used now to replace these very old items? I will appreciate your help.

you can e-mail me at

Tony

faph2000@yahoo.com

dnldchamb9

11:18AM | 03/18/07
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You can get replacement relays (RR9 and RR9-EZ)and switches (RS2-32 switch; RS2-32P switch with pilot light)from GE Supply. A GE Supply store is likely to be found in most major cities. Look them up on the internet at GE Supply.com also. They do not make exact switch replacements for the 1961 systems anymore, but the switches available today will fit pretty well in existing older mountings. For appearance sake you might want to scrounge and group old style working switches together in some locations and then replace all the switches with new ones in a few other locations. Plates and switches are available in ivory, and there are stainless steel plates as well for up to four devices. One or two switches - one gang; three or four switches - two gang). There is also an 8-switch controller available. It needs a 2-gang box. The stuff will probably be special order at the counter in the store, but prices are reasonable and quality is good. These devices are still used in office buildings. You can also replace the switches with 120-volt momentary contact switches to work the 24-volt relay circuit. (The handle stays center and can be pushed up or down; it returns to center be spring action). You can only fit one per gang, but you can use any kind of plate you want. Not bad for one or two-switch locations. The theory is not difficult but if you don't understand electrical circuits, get help from a friend who does.

antonis

05:06PM | 03/18/07
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Thank you , Sir - I appreciate your help and will try that.

Antonis

Jasper5

05:41PM | 03/18/07
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Thank you very much! I really appreciate the help. Jasper5

Junette

09:38AM | 04/02/07
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you can find most of the low voltage switch plate covers and parts at

www.touchplate.com , they are very expensive, but it's the only place I can find that has what I need to replace my worn out switch plates in my 1958 or 1960 house. My house takes the 4000 series. They have many different styles and other low voltage products also.

davehale

05:16PM | 08/06/07
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I installed that system in my house also. It is a super system. Parts and switches are still available and in use. Contace GE Lighting, or you search on Google for GE Low Voltage and find info.

It is a rather expensive type system usually used in commercial buildings, schools, etc.

Junette

10:37PM | 08/06/07
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davehale, thank you for the information. I will try GE next time I need a switch cover.

jthatcher

02:52PM | 02/23/08
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Don't bother with Touchplate.com. They claim that their switchplates are compatible with the GE switches, but they are NOT, so don't waste your money.

I found someone on eBay who CNC cuts replacement switch plates for the GE low-voltage switches. His name is Tom Farmer, and he owns Upstate CNC in NY. If you go on eBay and search for "Rare GE Low Voltage", you'll find that he sells 1-gang, 2-gang, and 3-gang plates, and if you contact him, he can make them from 40 different types of wood to match your home. I bought one just to try it, and it fits perfectly and looks great too. The image shows his replacement switch plate next to an actual GE low-voltage switch plate.

If you are like me, you have found that finding true GE switchplates is virtually impossible. I think that these are the next best thing.

John
8056 i finally found a su

snowberrysales

12:05PM | 03/03/08
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I have a low voltage system in my home and have been collecting parts and pieces for years. I have original single, double and triple switch plate covers.

snowberrysales

12:12PM | 03/03/08
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I have a low voltage system in my home and have been collecting parts and pieces for yeara. I have orginal single, double and triple switch plate covers.

snowberrysales

12:15PM | 03/03/08
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I have a low voltage lighting system in my home and have been collecting parts and pieces for years. I have orginal single, double and triple switch plate covers. I have a large selection of GE switchplate cover, replacement switches and relays. You can reach me at lklavano@yahoo.com

snowberrysales

12:17PM | 03/03/08
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How much do you want for your switch plate covers?

Thanks

bcahill

11:57PM | 03/03/08
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I accidentally threw out some while painting. I did not realize how hard they were to get. I would need 3 single and 3 triple switch cover plates if you have them. Please give me a call (607)206-6295. I work nights so feel free to leave a message if I do not answer.

Bob Cahill

SteveT101

06:08PM | 03/10/08
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Snowberrysales,

I am also looking for the RR7 relay 24 volt parts. My house has 3 types of GE low voltage switches.

I need switches that are either rocker or push-button type and wall plates.

Do you have swithes to sell and do your wall plates mount vertical or horizonal.

Thanks,

Steve Tomasco

snowberrysales

06:34PM | 03/10/08
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Hi Steve,

My GE Switch plates are the horizonal type. They are the rocker type and most are new or gently used. I also have some use rocker switches.

I have been collecting these parts for ten years for my own system.

I would sell switch plates for $25.00 each with shipping included. I only have three used rocker switches with no guarentees. $15.00 each with free shipping if included with order for switch plates.

snowberrysales

06:37PM | 03/10/08
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Hi Bob,

My GE Switch plates are the horizonal type. They are the rocker type and most are new or gently used. I also have some use rocker switches.

I have been collecting these parts for ten years for my own system.

I would sell switch plates for $25.00 each with shipping included. I only have three used rocker switches with no guarentees. $15.00 each with free shipping if included with order for switch plates

SteveT101

05:44AM | 03/11/08
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dnldchamb9's,

Thanks for the information for GE Supply. I very much appreciate it. The local GE Supply in King of Prussia closed about 10 years ago. Since then I have picked up part as I find them. The RR7 relays are still available and easy to find. The rocker switches and plates are difficult.

I will search for any GE Supply and call them.

Thanks,

Steve

SteveT101

05:52AM | 03/11/08
Member Since: 03/09/08
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Snowberrysales,

Thanks for the infomation.

Steve

bcahill

11:09AM | 03/15/08
Member Since: 01/22/07
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I would need the cover plates as seen in the pic above that I posted several months ago. Not sure if these are the same ones you have. If they are I would definetely be interested. Also if you had the same color it would be geat.

snowberrysales

04:01PM | 04/06/08
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
Hi Tom,

I have orginal single and double GE switch plate covers ($25.00 each includes very careful packing and shipping and insurance.

I also have the rocker switches, bith new and used. And I have brand new relays in the box. My email is lklavano@yahoo.com I will be happy to send you a photo.

Snowberrysales

snowberrysales

04:06PM | 04/06/08
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
Hi Jasper,

I have the Original switch plates. They are hard to find and expensive. I also have the rocker switches and the relays. You can reach me and I can send you a photo..

lklavano@yahoo.com

Snowberrysales

snowberrysales

09:44AM | 04/07/08
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
I have lightly used (like new) ORIGINAL of the very hard to find 1950-1960's Low Voltage GE Mini-Rockers switchplate. Screws are NOT included and items are sold as "as is". The item up for auction is a single toggle switchplate with the holes each measuring .66" wide by 1.1" High. These plates have not been produced for years, and are very hard to come by. The price includes very careful packing and shipping.

I also have double and triple switchplates, used and new rocker switches, brand new in the box relays.
8139 ge low voltage switc

snowberrysales

10:53AM | 04/07/08
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
I have lightly used (like new) ORIGINAL of the very hard to find 1950-1960's Low Voltage GE Mini-Rockers switchplate. Screws are NOT included and items are sold as "as is". The item is a single toggle switchplate with the holes each measuring .66" wide by 1.1" High. These plates have not been produced for years, and are very hard to come by. The price includes very careful packing and shipping.

I also have double and triple switchplates, used and new rocker switches, brand new in the box relays.
8140 ge low voltage switc

sailor86

10:44AM | 04/10/08
Member Since: 04/08/08
54 lifetime posts
I've got 5 years or so in the electrical trade and I didn't have a clue as to what you all were talking about. Well, no matter anyway. I found it hilarious and refreshing that you could solve the problem that the "professionals" couldn't. Unfortunately, that will probably never change. We just go forward in our awareness of technology because there just isn't that much money to be made on old-school technology. Once again, bravo!

Marvin, the sailor man

soldoubt

06:15AM | 05/08/08
Member Since: 11/19/06
2 lifetime posts
Hey i have NEW UNUSED

SINGLE

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

double-gang

QUAD

ivory switchplates.

$20.00/apiece and free shipping.

email me for pics of everything

this is all NEW OLD STOCK

plus i have some switches - RFS6

AND

i have GE Relays - RR-3s

ALL ORIGINAL PACKAGING

drop me a line at s.carlos.kirk@gmail.com
8190 ge switchplates

September

01:42PM | 05/19/08
Member Since: 05/18/08
2 lifetime posts
I need a 3 gang GE low voltage switch plate in ivory. The same one that most of you are looking for.

I just check with lklavano and he has let me know that he sold his last one a few weeks ago.

Anybody who has any other sources?

Tom Farmer is not on eBay, I checked.

rhawkley

06:46PM | 06/17/08
Member Since: 06/16/08
1 lifetime posts
I cut my own cover plates by using a blank cover plate purchased for around a dollar. Using the original plate, I trace the holes and cut on the scroll saw. May need some sanding. The screw holes line up to the switch.

snowberrysales

04:41PM | 06/23/08
Member Since: 03/02/08
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I have recently found some more triple switch plates. I also have single and double switch plates and three different types of rocker switches.
8259 ge low voltage switc

September

03:38AM | 06/24/08
Member Since: 05/18/08
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I've been waiting to hear when you got more.

If you don't get my email, please contact me

ctdrummer@comcast.net

oldhouseinbuffalo

08:05AM | 07/28/08
Member Since: 07/27/08
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The CNC wood switch plates for GE Low Voltage Systems mentioned above are now being sold at switchhits.com. They were being sold on eBay, but now they're only at Switch Hits. They're in 15 or so different woods and are in 1 switch to 6 switch sizes and the prices are great. Here's where I found them. http://www.switchhits.com/switchplates-ge-low-voltage-system.html
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switchhits

08:16AM | 07/28/08
Member Since: 07/27/08
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We do have switchplates for GE Low voltage systems on switchhits.com. The link above, http://www.switchhits.com/switchplates-ge-low-voltage-system.html, is correct. We have 16 different woods available from Pine and Oak to exotic woods like Bubinga and Lacewood. Switch covers are available in 1 to 6 device configurations. Matching switch and outlet covers are also available in these woods for current switches and outlets.
8285 switch hits has ge l

bntarrow

09:27AM | 10/06/08
Member Since: 10/05/08
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Ge low voltage wiring was purchased by Pass & Seymour. Their part # for a white single pole switch is 1091W

You should be able to find a P&S dealer in your area

Good Luck

joshwarlick

04:14PM | 10/12/08
Member Since: 10/11/08
1 lifetime posts
I would like to buy two single switch cover plates. please contact me at josh.warlick@shawinc.com

switchhits

05:12AM | 10/13/08
Member Since: 07/27/08
3 lifetime posts
Hi,

We at Switch Hits have switchplates for GE low voltage switches in 1 to 6 switch configurations. See:

http://www.switchhits.com/switchplates-ge-low-voltage-system.html
8427 switch hits has low

dcjones69

10:06AM | 12/15/08
Member Since: 12/14/08
3 lifetime posts
I am looking for RFS 6 ivory switches and straps and single double and triple plates in ivory. Also any pass and seymour 1070B relays anyone has for sale. Thanks Dusty, dcjones69@hotmail.com

dcjones69

10:06AM | 12/15/08
Member Since: 12/14/08
3 lifetime posts
I am looking for RFS 6 ivory switches and straps and single double and triple plates in ivory. Also any pass and seymour 1070B relays anyone has for sale. Thanks Dusty, dcjones69@hotmail.com

snowberrysales

10:14AM | 12/15/08
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
I have RFS-6 switches...both new and used ones. I also have the metal straps. And, I have the original switch plates...many are new or look like new. You can reach me at: lklavano@yahoo.com
8497 low voltage switches

Billhart

12:36PM | 12/15/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
They both have a complete line of parts.

I think that the GE is available from an GE industrial electric distributor, but one one line source is Dale.

http://www.dale-electric.com/pdf/page011.pdf

http://www.passandseymour.com/pdf/T13-T15.pdf

http://www.passandseymour.com/pdf/T11-T12.pdf

I am not sure about the GE, but with the P&S you need to also get a mounting strap.

But the P&S uses Depard mounting patterns which is "commonly" available from 3rd party switchplate companies.

http://www.wallplatewarehouse.com/?gclid=CO-H8IHRw5cCFSJIagod1BNvRw

GE switches and thus the coverplates have a non-standard cutout.

In both cases you will need to go to an electrical supply house and most likely special order.

And many of the clerks won't know what you are talking about so you will need to talk them through it.

It helps to print out the catalog pages and take it with you.

dcjones69

04:09AM | 12/18/08
Member Since: 12/14/08
3 lifetime posts
Just so everyone here knows, I purchased some switches and switch plates from Snowberrysales here on this forum. Recieved in two days. Very reliable guy. So have faith if you want to make a purchase.

lem3545

07:15AM | 03/16/09
Member Since: 03/15/09
1 lifetime posts
Do you still have these switch plate covers? Could you send me the styles and prices?

Thanks!

switchhits

08:01AM | 03/16/09
Member Since: 07/27/08
3 lifetime posts
We carry GE Low voltage switchplates in dozens of wood species that will accommodate 1 to 6 switches. Check out:

http://www.switchhits.com/switchplates-ge-low-voltage-system.html
8568 switch hits has ge l

snowberrysales

08:15AM | 03/16/09
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
I have a very limited supply of the original GE switch plates. You can contact me at: lklavano@yahoo.com
8569 ge switch plates

dmcneice

07:24AM | 04/07/09
Member Since: 04/06/09
2 lifetime posts
We had some switches similar to what you are describing. I found these to be well made and easily repaired if they are just pushed in too hard and lose their contact ability. You can take them apart carefully and bend the copper contacts back so they make a better contact and clean the surface with some emery paper. If the actual rocker broke, that may be a different issue. Has anyone posted a photo of these switches?

dmcneice

07:38AM | 04/07/09
Member Since: 04/06/09
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I saw some of the photos attached. I am referring to a different type of switch that is repairable. It is an older(?) style rocker type switch. These button switches are not familiar to me.

snowberrysales

07:44AM | 04/07/09
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
Are these the type of switch that you want?
8587 switches

FiredUp13

06:12PM | 07/10/09
Member Since: 07/09/09
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I am interested in purchasing a few old GE low voltage switchplates. Does anyone one have any good used ones??? If so get me pictures,prices,condition and an email address to respond to.

Thanks

Fired Up

snowberrysales

06:19PM | 07/10/09
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
Hi,

I have new and like new switch plates. I charge $15.00 ea. with $7.00 shipping and insurance.

I also have a large selection of new "old stock" RFS switches. RFS-7, RFS-7 & RFS-8.

You can reach me at: gelowvoltage@live.com
8655 switch plates

uiqpjhorna

09:27AM | 08/07/09
Member Since: 07/23/09
1 lifetime posts
I have two low voltage transformers, one in the basement, and one in the gargage. My house was built at the end the 50's. I am assuming the equipment is that old. I have been having trouble with one of the transformers. Are transformers still manufactured, and can I purchase a replacement? Are the Rocker Switches still available too?

kandymctea

12:04PM | 12/08/09
Member Since: 12/05/09
2 lifetime posts
The picture posted looks like what I'm searching for. Do you have these and, if so, how many?

Thanks in advance...

snowberrysales

04:27PM | 12/16/09
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
I have the original brown rocker switch with the ripples. They are very hard to find. I also have brand new "Old Stock" RFS-6, RFS-7 (locator light) and RFS-8 (pilot light. Also have the RFS series ivory switch plates.

More switches: RCS2, RCS9, & RCSPL and I have the RCS series switch plates and mounting straps.
8797 low voltage switches

pjkleid2

06:59AM | 12/26/09
Member Since: 12/25/09
1 lifetime posts
I need this kind of switch - please email me if you have them available

pjkleid2@comcast.net

dfpace

11:09AM | 07/14/10
Member Since: 07/13/10
1 lifetime posts
Hi there El,

Some time ago you posted a thread helping someone looking for ge low voltage replacement switches. I recently had the same issue, found your post, called the company (touchplate.com) and my problems were solved. Thanks so much. You have helped more than one person!

Dave in Philadelphia

magicalyak

05:13AM | 08/19/10
Member Since: 08/18/10
1 lifetime posts
Do you still have them, do you have the RFS-8 (pilot light 4-wire)? I'd be very interested if so.

georgy49

11:00AM | 09/01/10
Member Since: 08/31/10
2 lifetime posts
If you still have this particular switch available I would be interested in buying one or two. Please e-mail me at gbplante@comcast.net

Thank you kindly.

George Plante
8887 ge rfs6 rocker switc

georgy49

12:23PM | 09/01/10
Member Since: 08/31/10
2 lifetime posts
A replacement switch, GE RS232 is available at secure.kyledesigns.com for $13.50 + $7.95 shipping. They also have plates and other replacement items as well and it's all new.

snowberrysales

01:38PM | 09/01/10
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
Hello,

I have RFS-6 switches (new old stock) for $20.00 with shipping included and also the original RFS-1 switches (used and tested) for the same price. See photo. I also have the GE single and triple switch plates (new old stock) for $12.00 ea with shipping included.

Larry
8889 rfs6 switches new ol

BerryMetz

06:37AM | 09/02/10
Member Since: 07/20/10
1 lifetime posts
Hello

I need GE low-voltage switches with the lamp. I also need lamps for these switches. Do you have bulbs (lamps) for these switches or know where I can buy them?

Thanks,

Berry

snowberrysales

12:00PM | 09/02/10
Member Since: 03/02/08
22 lifetime posts
I know where you can find them. You can contact me at gelowvoltage@mail.com

wesdecou

11:19AM | 09/30/10
Member Since: 09/29/10
1 lifetime posts
We just bought a place with 6 of these switches for exterior lighting control. The switches(all six in a single switch plate) appear at 4 locations throughout the house.

The switches have a light to indicate that the associated lights are on.

They're white, and I need to replace a few worn out ones. Are there any sources for replacements?

Thanks.

Upstatecnc.com

11:51AM | 10/25/11
Member Since: 10/25/11
3 lifetime posts
I now sell my GE replacement GE low voltage switchplates at
www.Upstatewallplates.com
I make them in all six styles and in about 30 types of wood.
I used to sell them on E Bay and at other sources, but we are now the retailers as well as the manufacturer.
Check us out!
Thanks, Tom Farmer
Dscn1794

LMB

07:10PM | 01/05/12
Member Since: 01/05/12
1 lifetime posts
I need GE RFS-8 pilot lighted low voltage rocker switches for my house. I would appreciate any leads on new or used ones with working pilot lights.
Ge%20rfs 8%20switch

Therapycat

10:03PM | 04/11/12
Member Since: 04/11/12
1 lifetime posts
you can find new replacement switches, as well as plate covers and other parts at kyledesigns.com.

BV001394

07:30PM | 06/24/13
sure keep this dated!

BV017007

06:21AM | 07/30/18
I need to have these items at earliest, RR7P and RMS16


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