Frequently Asked Questions

You may find answers to your questions below. Alternatively, feel free to contact us.

Country of Origin

Classic Electric Switch Co. proudly manufacture Australian Made Products


Classic Electric Switch Co. use only quality Australian Made parts in the manufacture of our switches and accessories with some parts sourced overseas.

Care and Maintenance

Do not use Chemical or Abrasive cleaners on the brass surfaces. The lacquered surface should be wiped with a soft cloth and we recommend the occasional application of a pure non-abrasive polish such as Mr Sheen.

Repolishing and Relacquering

Classic Electric Switch Co are happy to repolish and relacquer any covers for a small fee or use the following D.I.Y. method of re-finishing 1. Remove covers from switches, they are legal and safe with the covers removed it is not necessary to turn the power off. 2. Remove old laquer with thinners or acetone applied with a soft cloth. 3. Repolish with brass/metal polish 4. Apply a clear metal lacquer which is available in spray packs.


The solid brass covers are polished and coated with a clear lacquer.

Antique Brass (AB)

The solid brass covers have been chemically darkened and then relieved so the brass shows through as brass highlights and coated with a clear lacquer.

Florentine Bronze (FB)

The solid copper covers have been chemically darkened and then relieved so the copper shows through as copper highlights and coated with a clear lacquer.

Non Relieved Bronze (FB)

The solid copper covers have been chemically darkened to a rich brown colour – there are no copper highlights.

Chrome (CH)

The solid brass covers have been chrome plated.

Satin Chrome (SAT)

The solid brass covers have been chrome plated with a satin finish.

One way or Two way Switches

All our switches can be set up as a 1 way switch or a 2 way switch

1 WAY SWITCH = 1 Switch to 1 Light

2 WAY SWITCH = 2 Switches to 1 Light

Intermediate Switches

INTERMEDIATE = 3 switches to 1 light. Intermediate switches are used when 3 switches are required to control 1 light. To do this you need 2×2 WAY switch and 1x INTERMEDIATE switch.

Dimmer and Fan Controls

We use the Dimpala Eclipse DIMR (Universal Dimmer) for all our dimmers, this unit is designed to provide optimised dimming of LED based lamps and drivers. This dimmer also provides excellent compatibility with other common lamp types such as incandescent lamps, 12V halogen (dichroic) lamps/transformers and dimmable CFL’s

A switch is required to turn the dimmer unit on and off

We use the Trader Meerkat MEFC 3 speed fan controller (1.6uF to 2.3uF capacitor) for all our fan controllers, this controller employs the use of capacitors to achieve linear speed control of the fans. This method of control helps to reduce motor hum commonly experienced when using a variable control.

This fan controller has a built in On/off switch

Certificate of Suitability and Certificate of Conformity

The Certificates of Suitability and Conformity for our products are available for viewing and downloading from the Home Page

Mounting Blocks

Pine mounting blocks are made from plantation Araucaria grown in Australia and sustainable sourced.  These blocks are supplied machined and sanded ready for you to finish to suit your decor

Cedar mounting blocks are made from veneered MDF.  These blocks are  individually stained and polished to a cedar colour, ready to be mounted to the wall.

Under coat mounting blocks are made from MDF.  These blocks have 2 coats of under coat applied, sanded between coats, so they are ready for the final topcoat of paint colour of your choice

The Classic Range comes standard with pre-drilled mounting holes and mounting hardware to fix to standard wall boxes and plates. These blocks can also be supplied without any pre-drilled holes if required.

Colour Brochure

Is available to download from this website or you can contact us to have a brochure posted to you.

Replacement Parts

We carry a range of replacement parts for many of our products, please feel free to contact our stockists regarding further information on your requirements.

Please note that our replacement parts are NOT suitable for use with our competitors products

Reseller Application

If you would like to set up a new account with Classic Electric Switch Co. please email us the details of your business and we will forward a Credit Application to you

60 Series Deco Mounting

The Deco series switches and power outlets have the USA mounting centres and not the Australian standard. We have made available ‘Wall Boxes’ , ‘Plasterboard Brackets’and ‘Mounting Blocks’ 25mm thick in a Undercoat grey, to assist in mounting this range.

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