What is a Double Pole Switch?
A Double Pole switch (also known as a DP switch) is a switch that switches both electrical circuits (live and neutral) at the same time. This leaves the Load, where the appliance is connected, completely isolated. It is a safer way to switch and is typically used where it is difficult to get access to the sockets, for instance the appliances underneath a worktop or kitchen counter. The double pole switch would be fitted above the worktop, for quick and safe access to isolate the appliance.
Double Pole Grid Switches
As there can be many circuits that need isolating in one location, such as in the kitchen, it is possible to have multiple grid switches on one switch plate. In this instance a grid switch is used.
Often when multiple 20 amp DP switches are put on one plate, engraved switches are used. This is to avoid any confusion when trying to isolate appliances.
Decorative Double Pole Switches
There are a wide array of decorative double pole switches available. You don't have to stick to white moulded plastic versions. At G+H Electrical we have a wide range of decorative DP switches available as either one gang switches or available within a grid switch configuration. Within the grid switches we also have engraved DP switches available. Please click below to see a selection of them.
Brass DP Switches
Available in a number of different brass finishes and styles, browse more below.
Black DP Switches
We have a wide range of black double pole switches available in a matt black finish. Browse styles below.
Rustic DP Switches
We have a range of rustic double pole switches available, with a variety of styles and unique finishes to choose from.
We have a wide range of different colour 20amp double pole switch to choose from, with two different style available in each colour. All of our colours are made from a mild steel with a powder coated finish.