Hardware for Switchboards


A switchboard is an electrical device that allows the division of currents into smaller currents for further distribution. It contains several switches to control, connect and combine circuits. Quality hardware for switchboards is required to protect the electrical components inside. Both weather protection and security are paramount when building switchboards.

Due to security concerns most switchboards use swing handles as their main lock. Swing handles are vandal resistant and come in both key lockable and Padlockable depending on preference. Swing handles are also IP65 rated for protection against the elements.

Quarter turn locks are commonly used on switchboards because of their robust and discreet design. Quarter turn locks are easy to operate making them ideal for switch cabinets, metal lockers and machine doors. If security is a high priority swing handles are the better locking option.

We also stock a range of foam tape for switchboards. Foam tape is a black medium density, high performance rubber perfect for creating weather seals. Foam tape is used around the perimeter of switchboard cabinets, sometimes accompanied by pinchweld, to protect the electrical components within from the weather.

At Struts-R-Us we stock a range of high-quality hardware for switchboards. Check out the shop for our full hardware range. If shopping on the internet isn’t your thing come to our shopfront at 3/34 Brendan Drive, Nerang QLD 4211 and we’d be more than happy to help you out. If you want any more information or advice about hardware for switchboards don’t hesitate to give us a call.


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