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Catalogue Number: PDL681M20MR
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Colour: White
Colour: Per UOM Std.
  • Black 1 PCE 1
  • White 1 PCE 1


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600 Series
Product or component type
Control type
PC (polycarbonate)
Colour tint
Surface finish
Installation direction
  • vertical
  • horizontal
    • Length
      23 mm
      23 mm
      26 mm
      Rated current
    • 20 A
    • 16 AX
      • [Ue] rated operational voltage
        250 V
        Network type
        Motor M-rating AS3133
        Network number of phases
        1 phase
        Number of gangs
        1 gang
        Number of poles
        Mounting mode
        Ambient air temperature for operation
        -10-40 °C
        Cable cross section
      • 2 x 2.5-2.5 mm²
      • 4 x 1.5-1.5 mm²
        • EU RoHS Directive
          Will be compliant – Date to be confirmed
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          What is the part number for a PDL681M20 in red


          What is a PDL681M20FR

          It is a standard 681M20 rocker switch mech engraved forward/reverse

          What is the code for the PDL681M20 dryer mech?

          What is the code for the towel mech in 600 series?

          The code is PDL681M20TL

          Is the PDL681M20HWS available in black?

          No, this product is available in white only.

          Is the PDL681M20P available?

          Yes, the 681M20P is available.

          Some of the key features are:
          • 4 Terminal
          • Terminal capacity maximum: 4 x 1.5mm, or 2 x 2.5mm cables
          For further information please visit


          Does the PDL681M20 have a rating for switching DC?

          No, this is only designed and tested for switching 230VAC

          Does the PDL680M20N have a two -way option ?

          No - 2 way option
          only 1 way

          Is there a fully assembled architrave PDL561VH (complete with switches) available?

          No, Architrave grid and plate available PDL561VH but switch mech needs to be purchased separately.
          The part code for a standard switch is the PDL681M20

          Can you buy the LED indicator separately for the PDL681MT16?

          No, the LED is Built in and not available separately.

          What parts make up a PDL381-VW

          PDL381-VW  is a complete switch including grid plate & switch mechanism.

          The separate parts to make this are PDL381G + PDL381C-VW + PDL381M20

          Are the hinged, Protected Switch Modules in the 600 Series available in black?

          The blank module is available in black (PDL 681M16HFBK).
          The printed modules (PDL 681M16HFALWH, PDL 681M16HFFWH, PDL 681M16HFMWWH and PDL 681M16HFSWH), clear protective lid with labelling card module (PDL 681M16HFCLWH) and press module (PDL 681M16HFPWH) are all only available in white.

          What is the part number for a Double pole mech in the PDL range ?

          The part number for this is a PDL687M10WH

          What are the codes for the hob and oven mech pdl 600 series black?

          PDL680M32HBK Hob Mech
          PDL680M32OBK Oven Mech

          Why is the Current Rating changed on PDL687M10

          There was a 20A version available for about 6months about 5 years ago (about 2008)

          What colour does PDL681M16HFP come in?

          This product is only available in White, the part number is PDL681M16HFPWH


          What Momentary Switches are available for the PDL 800 Series?

          You can use the:
          Rocker Version - PDL860M16PB or PDL881M16SPB are blank, PDL881M16SP or PDL860M16P have a press icon, PDL881M16SB or 860M16B have a bell icon.
          Pushbutton Version - PDL880MT1SPB or PDL880MT2SPB
          Also 600 series mecs can be fitted in 800 series plates with the use of PDL800MA, and Clipsal mecs can be fitted using the PDL800MAC.

          what is mounting clip for PDL642MUSB?


          do we do modena 32amp unprinted mech

          PDL881M32SN - Unprinted, Amber Neon Pre-fitted.

          modena horizontal 1,2 and 3 gang switches

          1 gang PDL881**
          2 gang PDL882**
          3 gang PDL883**

          What is the part code for a cover for the PDL685MBBZ?

          The part code is
          PDL686MBBZ (covers the outside)

          What is the part cold for the PDL 600VH plates with ID

          1 to 4  gang VH plates 681 to 684 ending with
          VIDWH or HIDWH ie PDL681VIDWH or PDL684HIDWH

          Is part number PDLZ685WH the same as PDL685WH?

          Part number PDLZ685WH is the same as PDL685WH
          it has a different prefix.

          What is the permanent connection unit for the PDL 600 Series?

          There are two options available for PDL 600 series :
          Standard Item = PDL651
          Waterproof IP56 =  PDL651VWP 
          Colour options = White or Black 

          The standard PCU module only is PDL651M2, the IP56 module is not available as a spare part.

          What is the IP rating for PDL 500 / 600 series light switches

          681M20 Switches are not IP rated. 
          You can use the VWP (waterproof) range of switches this is rated IP56  PDL681VWP
          We also have this available in 300 series PDL381VWP which is IP44 for wet hands

          What is the replacement isolator for an oven

          The replacement is a PDL 680
          we have a range of 32amp switch and 45anmp switch which should suit

          PDL380M32 , PDL680M32wh 32amp
          PDL647wh 45amp

          What tv mechs are available for the 800 series

          It depends on the type of TV connection you require.
          For PAL connection you will need to get PDL800MA(adaptor) and PDL628M mech
          For Pay TV(F-Type) connection you can use the PDL815MF2
          For HDMI connection you can use the PDL815HDMI

          Does Clipsal still do the PDL, 600 Series, cover plates in 1,2 and 3 gang?

          Yes but they have to be purchased with the grid plate also ie: PDL681VHWH, PDL682VHWH and so on.

          How do the PDL 600 and 800 series product codes work?

          As a general rule of thumb -
          PDL items require PDL at the front of the code.
          600 series item codes start with 6.
          600 series switch codes start with 68.
          The number of switches fitted in the plate is the 3rd number in the code, 681 = single 600 series switch, 682 = double 600 series switch
          600 series socket codes start with 69.
          The 3rd digit in a socket code indicates the type of socket, 691 = single vertical socket, 692 = double vertical socket, 694 = single horizontal socket, 695 = double horizontal socket.
          Most codes require a colour code at the end, WH = white, BK = black.
          eg. To order a black double vertical switched socket the complete code would be PDL692BK.
          800 series (Modena) item codes start with 8 and follow the same format as above. (800 series items with Strato plates start with S8...)
          eg. An 800 series Modena double switch in white = PDL882WH, a Strato double horizontal switched socket in black = PDLS895BK 
          In both series metal cover plates are an extra option to be supplied separately, coded to fit the plate required, eg. 600 series single switch metal plate in Stainless Steel = PDL681MSS (M = Metal, BBZ = Brushed Bronze, PB = Polished Brass) Some plastic cover plates are available eg. PDL681CWH (C = Cover), PDL800PSCH (PS = Plastic Surround, CH = Champagne, there are 9 colour options in 800 series)
          Strato brushed aluminium plates also need BK or WH to decide the trim colour, eg. PDLS800CBABK or PDLS800CBAWH (C = Cover , BA = Brushed Aluminium)
          Module grids with covers are available in BK or WH, eg. PDL684VHWH (VH = vertical/horizontal since the grid is empty and module can be fitted either way), PDLS800GPSBK (GPS = Grid, Plate, & Surround).
          Grids without covers included are only available in Modena 800 series, PDL800G (horizontal) or PDL800GV (vertical)
          Refer for further details and options.