Energy saving switches for hotel rooms, offices, conference rooms, school classrooms, - we supply these only and do not install them. They should be fitted by a qualified electrician. The CARD pockets will operate with all the major hotel access control system cards or any card about the size of a normal credit card.
The switches are used to control the room circuits directly. The main advantage of these switches, as opposed to other makes, is that there is no need to use additional equipment, such as a contactor, to switch on the power to the room for heating, lighting etc. as they have up to 20 amp directly rated switches to control the heavier appliances such as electric heating or air conditioning. (If you already have a contactor fitted you can use these units with just one switch fitted to operate the contactor.) Water radiator heating systems can be controlled by an electrically operated valve if required.
The CARD operated unit is available in white, polished silver, polished brass and matt silver.
One problem that has come to light in recent times is the need for charging hotel guests' electrical equipment as more and more of this sort of appliance is being carried. Such items as laptop computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, electric shavers and electric toothbrushes, all pose the question about what you should control in the room. You should consider leaving a socket live and clearly labelling it for charging purposes only! Please note that if you have a mini-bar/fridge in the room you should power this continuously. Guests should be notified of what power will remain on in the room, while they are out, to help prevent complaints when they return and find that their laptop or camera has not been charged.
The units can be supplied with the card pocket on the top or the bottom to allow for exposed switch(es) or not.