What is the width of the air switch in the household distribution box? What's the right width? How to confirm the width?

- Feb 23, 2021-

What is the width of the air switch in the household distribution box? What's the right width? How to confirm the width?

 

(1) : what is the width of air switch or leakage protection switch?

 

The air switch or leakage protection switch used in the home are miniature circuit breakers. That is the simplest kind of air circuit breaker. Air switch is not with leakage protection function, and leakage protection switch is with leakage protection function. But they are all air circuit breakers. For the common width of household air switch, you need to understand the following three points.

 

① : the width of air switch is confirmed by modulus. In other words, each air switch has a corresponding modulus to confirm its width. For air switches, the modulus used is 9 mm. No matter how many p air switches we are, we use 9mm as the basic modulus to confirm the width of the space occupied by the air switch.

 

② The module occupied by 1p air switch is two modules. In other words, if I don't choose the 1p air switch, then the width of the air switch should be 18mm. If it is a 2p air switch, in fact, it takes up four modules, that is, 4 × 9mm = 36mm, or 18mm × 2 = 36mm.

 

③ : 1p + n leakage protection switch should occupy four modulus. In other words, the width of 1p + n leakage protection switch is the same as that of 2p air switch. They all have four modules. Then the width of 1p + n leakage protection switch is 36mm. In addition, if it is a 2p leakage protection switch, 1 to 2 modules need to be added at this time.

 

(2) What is the basis for selecting the width and height of the distribution box?

 

The above is to introduce a single air switch, or the width of the leakage protection switch itself. You need to simply remember that the single pole switch is 18 mm, and so on, and then we choose the corresponding switch. In addition, we need to meet the installation conditions, which we need to confirm the distribution box. That is the specific size of indoor switch box. To this end, I would like to provide you with the following data.

 

① : length of distribution box. The way to confirm the length of the distribution box is to add the width of all our switches together. Then there is a gap of 50 mm between the main switch and the sub switch, and a gap of 50 mm between both sides of the switch and each side of the box, which is the width of all switches plus 150 mm. For example, in our most common six circuit switch box, the width of the switch section is generally 300 mm. Then, plus the gap between the two sides, it's 400 mm. In other words, the length of the distribution box is 40 cm.

 

② : width of distribution box. The width of the distribution box is the distance between the top and the bottom. The main distance within the width of the distribution box is the length of the switch. For household air switches, the length is generally about 8 cm, that is 80 mm. Then we need to leave a distance of close to 10 cm at the top when installing, so that the whole is 18 cm. Then we need to leave a space of about seven or eight centimeters in the lower part. We need to install the floor panel in our distribution box in this space. If there is space on the left and right sides of the distribution box, ground bars can also be installed on the left and right sides.

 

③ : depth of distribution box. The depth of the distribution box is generally confirmed by the switch. The overall depth of common household distribution box is within 10 cm. For example, the depth of the most commonly used distribution box at this stage is mostly 9 cm. Therefore, we generally do not need to consider the depth of the distribution box. When we buy, we usually make the distribution box according to the requirements, so we can install the switch directly after we buy it.

 

Selection suggestions: ① when we choose the indoor switch, I personally suggest that we first confirm the length, width and height of our original distribution box. For example, the most common 42cm × 25cm × 9cm distribution box can basically install 6 ~ 7 circuits. ② When we choose indoor air switch or leakage protection switch, the personal choice suggestions are as follows. For the main switch, we choose 2p air switch; for the lighting circuit, we also choose 2p air switch; for all other sockets, we suggest you choose 1p + n leakage protection switch. In this way, our overall width can be well controlled.

 

The width of the air switch installed in the indoor distribution box is confirmed by standard data. As mentioned above, we just need to remember that the width of the single pole switch is 18 mm. So we'll do the same for all the different types of switches. Of course, this is for the air circuit breaker we use indoors. After confirming the width of various switches, we can basically confirm the length, width and height of our indoor distribution box, which is a good way to select and install the indoor distribution box.