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Surface mounting, as was common at the start of the last century, means visible laying of cables, wires or tubes. The beforementioned are laid directly, or with spacers, visibly on the plaster onto the wall.
For a long time surface mounting was considered as being ugly, was even frowned upon, but sometimes it just is unavoidable. Today, however, home automation must no longer hide. Consciously used, the switch system GARBY along with its corresponding tube system allows a new way of looking at things and helps to design walls and rooms. The home automation may show itself again!
The switch system GARBY is produced by the traditional Spanish manufacturer FONTINI. We are the German distributor of their products.
The carcases of the switches, sockets and junction boxes are made of porcelain. Porcelain has always been a favoured material in electrical engineering. Porcelain has crystal clear aesthetics, a pleasant feel and very good insulating properties.
The porcelain carcase has a small, semi-circular opening for the cable entry at the bottom.
The surface mounted switchs are available in black or white porcelain, with different rotary knobs as well as with decor. The rotary switches are available with 2 different functionalities:
Buttons are generally used, when you want to operate from a minimum of 3 locations. In contrast to the cross switch, this installation requires an impulse switch (relay), the wiring and the design of the switch is simpler. Instead of the latching relay, a staircase time switch (time relay) can be used.
For our GARBY series we offer two variants of sockets:
German Schuko-sockets or sockets with centre contact for the french electrical system (F). Both variants are offered in the following styles:
We provide wooden plates for surface laying. These are made of beechwood and available in three different surface finishes:
It is also possible to put a surface switch to a flush-mounted socket. In this case, the base plates do not have a cable outlet. If you did not install a socket, the switch can also be mounted directly onto the wall without the base plate.
The surface-mounted iron tubes (painted rust matt) have a length of 3 meters. They can be parted if desired. The tubes are offered in 3 different diameters: 16/22 /25 mm. Other accessories needed should be chosen with suitable diameter.
All switches and sockets comply to the standards required in Germany. They meet the strict safety regulations of the VDE.
Important note: When mounting on flammable surfaces, the surface-mounted switches, sockets and junction boxes must be fitted correctly to a fire protection board. This fire protection board is a plastic plate, which is simply inserted on the rear side. It is included in the delivery.
Please note: deliveries of pipes in 3 m length requires a special service of our parcel service, that is invocied with a bulky goods surcharge of 45 , - ¤ ( within Germany). We gladly offer parting the tubes to 2 x 1.5 m, to avoid these additional costs.
We ship with DPD as insured package, delivery costs Germany 6,80 € (+ possibly island surcharge), EU shipping: 17 €, non EU-countries: shipping costs on request.
The interior is fitted with 2 screws on the wall or wooden base plate, wired, then the housing is placed and screwed.
Please note that all installation work on electrical installations must be carried out by a qualified electrician. We cannot accept any liability for damages due to incorrect mounting.
Porcelain is extremely impact and scratch resistant, special care is not required. For occasional cleaning we recommend using soft cloth.
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Opening hours in Hamburg:
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