Disconnecting switches are designed to automatically disconnect inside wiring from the mains supply in lighting fixtures. This allows quick and safe maintenance of the installed fixture. They are made up of a female terminal strip (plug), fed by the mains supply and fitted to the fixed part of the fixture, and a male terminal strip (socket) fitted to the opening side. The internal wiring is generally a derivation of the female terminal strip which is always equipped with suitable terminals. The customers can choose to have the connection terminals also on the male terminal strip, if required. When the fixture is opened for cleaning purposes, the switch disconnector automatically cuts off the mains supply, even when the operator has not opened the circuit.

Switches with quick connection

Besides acting as an automatic switch disconnector as described above, the connector on the inside wiring side via the plug/socket system allows the electrical appliance to be replaced quickly without the need for any tools, when required. They are available by shunting from either the female or the male terminal strip.

Switches with fuse-holder

The female terminal strip is equipped not only with the automatic isolation system described above, but also with two fuse-holders for 8.5 x 31.5 mm cartridges. The fuse-holders are integrated in the terminal strip and therefore the latter has the same dimensions as a standard terminal strip. The female terminal strip is also equipped with a connector and a quick-coupling system which make it possible to replace the terminal strip without having to use the tools of the internal electric unit of the appliance.

(Patented system)


SERIES 0130 Two-pole disconnecting switch  

SERIES 0131 Three-pole disconnecting switch  

SERIES 0132 Two-pole disconnecting switch + earth  

  • Series 0130 and 0131 are suitable for installation in Class II lighting fixtures.
  • All the variants with a cable clamp can be used to tighten 8 and 14 mm diameter cables.
  • Each series can be combined with a suitable push-in connector on the inside wiring.

Disconecting switch: EN 60598-1     

Fuse-holder: EN 60269-1  |  EN 60269-3  |  CEI 32-13
(Approval by IMQ underway)


- Nominal voltage: 400 V
- Nominal current: 16 A
- Max. ambient temperature: 140°C
- Terminal connection capacity: 0.5 ÷ 4 mm² (0.75 ÷ 6 mm² on request)


- Nominal voltage: 400 V
- Max. nominal current: 16 A
- Nominal power: 2.3 W
- Fuses dimensions: 8.5 x 31.5 mm
- Terminal connection capacity: 0.5 ÷ 4 mm²


  • 6.6 polyamide body reinforced with 25% fibreglass reinforcement and self-extinguishing class V0
  • Female contacts made of nickel-plated phosphor bronze foil
  • Male contacts made of silver-plated phosphor bronze foil, shaped and reinforced with plastic filling
  • Fuse-holder contacts made of silver plated bronze foil
  • Standard under-head screw cable clamp terminals with galvanized screws and nuts (0.5 ÷ 4 mm²)
  • Nickel-plated brass 0.75 ÷ 6mm² bush terminals on request, only available with a female terminal strip


Tests on the risk of accidental insertion have been performed with satisfactory results, within the tolerances specified in the installation instructions.


The female terminal strip with fuse-holder is equipped with a quick-coupling connector which is indispensable for the connection to the internal wiring. The coupling and detachment of this connector must be carried out when the fuse-holder is open.


Layout and assembly diagram for disc. switches series 0130, 0131, 0132

Layout and assembly diagram of 2- and 3-pole connector for disc. switch

Layout and assembly diagram of disconnecting switches with fuse-holder

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