About our retractive switches for inline dimming
Single throw spring back retractive (momentary action) switches used with smart home automation systems, lighting controls and dimmer packs work in a variety of ways. Exactly how the lights turn on, off, or dim, will be determined by the connected system or as programmed by the installer, however with an inline dimmer pack these functions are normally set by the manufacturer. For example, if you turn the lights off and on they may come on at the same dim level they were turned off or alternatively they may come on at full brightness. Similarly with some systems every time the switch is pressed and held it will dim one way, then to dim the other way the switch needs to be released and re-pressed; other systems may dim up and down continually while the switch is held.
Certain inline dimmers and lighting controls systems can work more intuitively with a double throw centre off retractive switch which springs back to the middle (centre off, push up to make, push down to make). We can offer both types of switch as toggle or rocker, however check with your dimmer system manufacturer to determine compatibility, not all systems will work with both.
All our single throw spring back retractive (momentary action) toggle, rocker and push button switches have both normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) contacts. Our retractive push button switch is suitable for use with third party home automation controls and inline dimming (rating 6A) and also for use as a doorbell. The stylish ‘Control switches by Focus SB’ keypad features the latest system voltage technology offering the same functionality solutions as our retractive switches.