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I need to install 15 dimmers, 4 ceiling fan switches, and one on/off switch in one location on a wall. I have seen panels specifically designed for this purpose, rather than using several multigang boxes, but I have have no idea what they are called. I have described it to the suppliers I have typically used and no one has any clue what I am talking about.

Can someone give me a link to where I could buy one online, or otherwise let me know what I need to ask the suppliers for? Thanks so much!
 

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Lutron Grafik Eye is one manufacturer.

I don't know if they control the fans tho.


ETA, I realize my answer isn't what the OP asked.
 
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I'm not looking for a dimmer system. The dimmers have already been purchased-- just standard 600w, 1000w, 1200w, and 1500w dimmers. I'm looking for a box that I can mount several of them in. In the past I've mounted two per 3 gang box to avoid derating, but this would require 9 3 gang boxes, and I'm hoping there is a more economical and space-saving option. Not to mention cutting the drywall for 9 boxes is a pain.

The raceway is an interesting idea, but I only have about 3' across, floor to ceiling, to work with.

The panels I've seen you could open like a breaker panel, only when you opened it you had access to all the wiring, and when closed, all the dimmers were in front.
 

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I think he means putting a whole bunch of wall dimmers and fan speed controls in one box.

I realized that after I read your post.
 

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The raceway is an interesting idea, but I only have about 3' across, floor to ceiling, to work with.
No reason you can't use that raceway vertically.

You can purchase hinged cover enclosures of many different sizes but none will have factory made cutouts for devices. You would have to do that yourself.

This sounds like a place of assembly, are you legally allowed to do this work?
 

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Vertically wouldnt it be t0o narrow for more than one switch to be mounted horizontally? 19 switches mounted floor to ceiling would be odd.

Making cutouts myself doesnt sound unbearable, the hardest part would be getting them evenly spaced.

I am one of the building owners and it is not classified as a place of assembly.
 

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Vertically wouldnt it be t0o narrow for more than one switch to be mounted horizontally? 19 switches mounted floor to ceiling would be odd.
Yes to both.:laughing:

I was picturing 3 or 4 vertical rows.

There is no 'pretty' way to mount that many devices.
 

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"Dimmer cabinet" helps a lot! I'm also looking up the local distributor for the site you linked.
 

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Pulse X calls them a "lighting control panel".

Still cant find them for sale anywhere online-- any idea of what they typically cost?
 

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Pulse X calls them a "lighting control panel".

Still cant find them for sale anywhere online-- any idea of what they typically cost?
Scroll down on their page and hit 'purchase'. They will walk you through the process.
 

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I have the number of the closest distributor (a few hours away) and plan to call them today.
 

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Ok I just checked the price at my supply its about 420 $ , it holds 20 reg 600 w dimmers ,15 1000w, & 10 2000w dimmers ,
Seriously? How cheap are you? That works out to $21 per device....so unless you only charge $10 per hour for your time it is a hellava lot cheaper than fabricating your own. :whistling2:
 

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Seriously? How cheap are you? That works out to $21 per device....so unless you only charge $10 per hour for your time it is a hellava lot cheaper than fabricating your own. :whistling2:
you beat me to it , lol ! Guess he hasn't payed a licensed electrician in a while ?
 
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