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Crabtree introduces new switch and socket range

Released: 20th May 2014

Crabtree, a Powertech company within the JSE-listed Altron Group, has introduced Topaz, a new range of PVC switches and sockets designed and engineered in South Africa.

James Calmeyer, CEO of Crabtree says, “The Topaz range provides a modern, eye-catching finish. We are convinced that with this new range we offer the end-users a perfect solution for the electrical installation in any modern home that can compete with any overseas product.”

The new aesthetically pleasing range provides a flat wall installation and consists of one to four lever two way switches, a single, double, combination and a Slimline quad socket outlet. A 30amp double pole isolator switch complements the range. The Combination socket has two of the new 164-2 16amp sockets and the Quad socket has four of the new 164-2, 16amp sockets.  This makes the Topaz range ready for the market as the new preferred socket for South Africa.

Featuring a modern design, the switches and sockets are easy to install and have steel keyhole inserts providing strength to the product’s rigidity and ease of installation. The switches boast  a common incoming terminal connection serving all multi-gang switches, allowing the installer to save time with each installation. This mono block design is a revolutionary first of its kind design for South Africa.

The Topaz range remains true to the quality, safety and reliability features that are synonymous with Crabtree products and even boasts the same “Crabtree click” when switching.

The plastic cover plate has a flat, square-edged design, and protrudes less than 5 mm from the wall. The switch rocker remains flat to the surface of the cover plate and does not protrude above, which prevents accidental on or off switching.

Overall an exciting new product range that revolutionises the sockets and switches market in South Africa.