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GE RR7 Low Voltage Remote Control Relay Switch

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New GE RR7 maintained relay switch comes equipped with 3 low voltage leads and is the best replacement option for discontinued GE relays for standard unlighted switches. These relays are also a compatible replacement for standard Sierra Electric and Bryant brand solenoid relays and have a split low voltage (24V) coil to move the line voltage contact between latched ON and OFF positions.


  • rated 20 amp, 277 volt
  • SPST (single pole single throw) mechanical relay
  • 1.5" W x 1.75" D x 2.5" H; 7/8" diameter cylinder
  • 3 low voltage leads - one red, one black, one blue
  • coil: 21 - 30 VAC Class 2 momentary
  • for copper wire only
  • special coil design to resist burnout
  • can operate in any position
  • replaces discontinued GE RR2, RR3 and RR5 and standard Bryant low volt solenoid relays. (Use a GE RR9 relay if replacing a GE RR4, RR6 or RR8.)
  • UL Listed 508G
  • made in India for GE Lighting Solutions
  • can be used to replace a 7601P Sierra relay or a Bryant relay of a similar type
  • suitable for use on circuit capable of delivering not more than 10 kA Sym. Amps, 277 Maximum.

Wiring Tip: To replace an older relay, connect the old red wire to the new red wire, the old black wire to the new black wire and the old white (or other color) wire to the new blue wire.

3-Way Switches: Wire switches in parallel to create a three way switch setup, (switches at on two sides of a room, hallway, etc. that control one light). As long as the switches are all wired to the same relay, this will work as a 3-way, 4-way, etc., setup.

Operation: Each relay employs a split low-voltage (24V) coil to move the line voltage contact armature to the ON (OFF) latched position. Do not use DC with pilot or locator switches. GE low-voltage relays may be used to full-rated capacity for tungsten filament, ballast, resistive or motor loads. ( GRR7, GERR7, RR-7 ) Installation Notes: Mounts in standard 1/2" KO, .865" - .875" diameter 14 or 16 gauge material. 60C maximum ambient temperature. Operates in any position. Shop for coordinating low volt switches and wall covers at General Electric Lighting Devices & Switchplates.

Power Contact Latching

20A Tungsten 125VAC 1/2 HP  motor at 110 - 125VAC

30A Ballast 277VAC 1 1/2 HP  motor at 277VAC

30A Resistive 277VAC

20A Ballast 347VAC 1 1/2 HP  motor at 347VAC

20A Resistive 347VAC

Q & A

I have an old GE RR2 remote control relay switch in my home. It is not pilot lighted. What is the updated replacement part for this?
The GE RR7 low voltage relay is a direct replacement for older GE brand RR2, RR3 and RR5 mechanical latching relays. Like the original models, the RR7 is a standard solenoid relay designed for use with GE RS series unlighted switches. For lighted switches with pilot lights, the GE RR9 relay is required and is a current replacement for vintage RR4, RR6 and RR8 discontinued relay models.

Why are low voltage replacement switches and switch plates so hard to find?
Vintage low voltage lighting systems were originally installed in mid-century U.S. homes during 1940 to 1980. Because of their unique remote control functionality, allowing homeowners to control all of their house lights from one master location, they were considered a high-end luxury feature for the time. Most of these once-popular electrical systems have now become obsolete, limiting the availability of low voltage replacement parts. Kyle Switch Plates currently carries updated name brand equipment from original low voltage pioneers such as General Electric, Touch-Plate and Remcon, and has researched the best replacement options for Bryant and Sierra wiring systems. Visit GE Low Voltage Replacement Parts for our full selection of rare low voltage switches, hard to find wall plates, remote control relays and mounting brackets that are regularly stocked and ready to ship at Kyle Switch Plates.

I hear a noisy buzzing sound from my relay. What does this mean?
The loud buzz sound you hear from your relay usually indicates your relay is malfunctioning, or the switch connected to that relay is malfunctioning. The way to test this for sure is to get a switch that is working perfectly fine from another room in your home, and wire it in place of the switch connected to the buzzing relay. If the relay continues to buzz, then you know your relay is bad. If the relay no longer buzzes, then you know the switch is bad.

How can I replace an old RR5 bus-type push-in relay?
Older style GE relays were at times designed to plug-in to a bus bar to make the connection. The RR-5 relays (non-pilot lighted) have been discontinued without direct replacements.

While there is no direct replacement for the RR5 or RR6 relays, with some custom adaptations you can use the current RR7 relays in your system.

The bus-bar for RR5 relays provided the Hot as well as the Neutral connection. The RR7 relays operate in a very similar way with a wall switch – hot coming in – switched leg – hot - going out.

The RR7 doesn’t have connectors to plug into the HOT/Neutral on the bus bar, therefore the connections shall be:

White going to the load (light) shall be connected to the White feeding the bus-bar (not through the relay). Hot going to load (black wire) shall connect to one the relay’s screw terminals (doesn’t matter which one). Hot feeding the relay (second black wire) needs to be connected to the black of bus bar and into the second terminal on the RR7 relay.

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  1. Fast 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Feb 2017


  2. Worked very well 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2017

    Replaced old unit with new.

  3. WORKED WELL 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Apr 2016

    Straight across replacement it couldn't have worked any better.

  4. Just what I needed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2015

    This relay worked perfectly to replace a worn out relay in a 1952 house. Installation took 10 minutes from start to finish.

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