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Outdoor Switch Box #1
Hi all, I have a Blagdon 5-way remote control switch box, and it has failed. I haven't had it long and it is the second one I have had. Can anyone recommend a similar, perhaps more industrial, box so as I can re-wire my lights back into it? Thanks!
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Re: Outdoor Switch Box #2
I have to admit, I have never used a switch box, but from those that I have actually seen they all seem to be "not suitable"

Have you considered "making your own" using MK weatherproof switches? Not cheap but last for many years.

You could also consider remote controlled sockets, but you need to mount them in a weather proof box. (Screwfix sell the boxes)
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Re: Outdoor Switch Box #3
I always found Blagdon switchbox's awkward to internally wire up.

I use Yamitsu switch boxes, there not very expensive,easy use and do the job quite well. I'm not sure they do a five way though, they do a 4.

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Re: Outdoor Switch Box #4
when you say outside is it in a shed or conservatory etc.? With the DIY option it depends on your experience with mains electrics and where you are locating the switches, for instance if your switchboard is in an enclosure or shed then you could use other switch options that are a lot cheaper than outside waterproof boxes a couple of 4 or 3 way MK switch pattress may do the job depending on the amperage you are switching.