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Help with Swiss electric wall socket

Hello,

I recently moved to a new house and not able to figure out how to use the electric wall socket. It has a symbol on it which I am not familiar with and have not seen on other wall sockets.

I am attaching a picture of this. Can someone in the forum can help.



Thanks,
John
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Hello,

I recently moved to a new house and not able to figure out how to use the electric wall socket. It has a symbol on it which I am not familiar with and have not seen on other wall sockets.

I am attaching a picture of this. Can someone in the forum can help.

Thanks,
John

John,


That symbol indicates that that plug is connected to a wallswitch, so you can plug a lamp in there, for example, and turn it on and off with the switch. The other 2 plugs are permanently on.
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Re: Help with Swiss electric wall socket

The top right connection (3 pins) is controlled by the wall switch, usually at the door to the room entrance. You can plug a standing (tall) lamp into this scocket, and switch it on when you walk into the room.
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Re: Help with Swiss electric wall socket

Thanks Jagwaugh and Sbrinz. I found the switch that controls the sockets.
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Re: Help with Swiss electric wall socket

When I moved here to Zurich , I kept wondering why a few sockets sometimes didn't work and at times , did work. I even wrote it down in the faults list for the Agency.
Figured it out a few days later
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