Unlighted GE RS232 ivory low voltage light switch with two on and off buttons is an updated replacement device for original GE RFS-3, RFS-6, and RFS-9 low voltage lighting switches installed in homes during the 1950's, 1960s and 1970s. Fits in GE new style and bracket mount switch plates.
Q. My GE original style RFS-6switch is 25V, but this replacement is 24V. Will this cause an issue?
No, it will not cause an issue. The new style replacements are only 24V. You are able to install a switch that pulls less voltage without it effecting the system. A problem would only occur if you installed a switch that pulls more voltage because it will overtax the system.
Q. My old GE switches are mounted in a strap. Do I need a new strap for these?
A. No, these new switches do not require a strap (unless using with bracket mount plates) because they will just push right into the front of the New Style Switch Plates and snap into place.
Q. Can I use these new switches with my old strap?
A. No. Do not try to install these switches in an old strap. These new switches are slightly larger than the old rocker switches and may be damaged if you try to jam them into an old strap. The buttons can become stuck because the housing will be pinching too tightly against the strap.
Q. Is this a 3 way GE low voltage push button switch?
A. Yes, any low voltage switch can be wired as a 3 way switch. You will wire the switch in parallel to the relay it is controlling. So for that reason, you could have an unlimited number of switches controlling the same light. The relay just responds when receiving a signal from the switch.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Nov 2014
I found changing out the old style to be a snap and will definitely be ordering more in the near future.