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What does 'Gang' mean with regards to switches?
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What does 'Gang' mean with regards to switches?
1-gang box holds one switch; 2-gang box holds two switches; 2-gang box holds three switches and so on.
thanks chenley, i was told this was a friendly informative site.
thanks chenley, i was told this was a friendly informative site.

It sure is, just not a DIY, We all help each other and learn.
Ah, 2 nations divided by a common language!:laughing:

In UK 'gang' is the number of actual 'switch mechanisms'

So 1 gang 2 way = 1 switch
2 gang 2 way = 1 switch
3 gang 2 way = 1 switch all of these will fit onto a single sozed mounting box / pattress

etcetera. We actually go up to 6 gang 2 way this would be 6 individual switches mounted on a double sized plate. Ater this we go on to modular grid switch systems:thumbsup:
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1-gang box holds one switch; 2-gang box holds two switches; 3-gang box holds three switches and so on.
You sure?

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OK try this.

One (1) gang holds one device in a rectangular box on a common yoke secured with 2-6/32" screws.

Two (2) gang holds two devices in a what is now a square box on a two yokes secured with 2-6/32" screws.

Three (3) gang holds three devices in a rectangular box on a 3 yokes secured with 2-6/32" screws.
Gangs

Good one Celtic :thumbup:
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single gang:

2-gang:

3-gang:

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You sure?

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I would say that is a 1-gang with a stack switch
OK try this.

One (1) gang holds one device in a rectangular box on a common yoke secured with 2-6/32" screws.
What if I use a 4S box with a single gang mud ring?
The box is square, the ring is square, but where the device goes is rectangular :blink:
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