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Catalogue Number: PDL687M4F
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600 Series
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  • horizontal
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    • Rated current
      16 A
      [Ue] rated operational voltage
      230/240 V
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      Cable cross section
    • 2 x 2.5-2.5 mm²
    • 4 x 1.5-1.5 mm²
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        What is the cover plate code for a PDL688VH?

        There is no Plastic cover plate available but the code for the metal cover plates is as follows:
        PDL688MPB (Polished Brass)
        PDL688MBBZ (Brushed Bronze)
        PDL688MSS (Stainless Steel)

        Is the "O" on off position for the PDL687M3 range


        Is the PDL 687M4 available in black?

        Yes, part code PDL687M4BK

        Is there a cover plate for the PDL 675?

        Yes it suits the 686 cover plate:
        PDL686CWH - 686C WHITE COVER

        Why is the Current Rating changed on PDL687M10

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

        What is the code for the PDL681M20 dryer mech?

        What colours are the PDL617M2 available in?

        White and black only.

        What is the Code for the metal cover plate for the PDL685VH?

        The 685 and the 686 take the same coverplate so the code is the PDL686MSS (for stainless steel)

        What is the part number for a PDL681M20 in red


        Does the PDL681M20 have a rating for switching DC?

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

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

        The part code is
        PDL686MBBZ (covers the outside)

        Is the PDL640MFBK RCA connection on front and F-Type on the back?

        Yes, All of the PDL640MF RCA sockets are RCA connection on front with F-Type connection on the back.

        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

        Is the 692C available in black?

        No - PDL692CWH only
        or the metal plate options:
        PDL692MSS - Stainless Steel
        PDL692MBBZ - Brushed Bronze
        PDL692MPB - Polished Brass

        Is there a through connect (F connect) module available with the word "IN" printed in the 600 series?

        No, the through connect modules only come as "TV" (615MFTV), "SKY" (615MFSKY) or blank (615MF).
        The 628MF does come printed with "IN" (628MFIN) but that is Coaxial on front with F-type at the back.

        Is the PDL691MSS a metal or just plastic painted to look like metal?

         The PDL691MSS is anodised aluminum, as are the MPB and MBBZ versions

        What is part no for plate to accommodate PDLZ619M4

        pART NO pdl681vhwh

        What plate is required to fit the on/off and auto/manual switches with a 100MPIR?

        The installation sheet for the 100MPIR is at

        Please note, the code for the on/off switch is now 681M16HFS, if you want a switch with a hinged flap printed SENSOR, which is good to avoid the switch being turned off accidentally. Also please be aware of the load limitations on the PIR, it is not rated for use with LED's.

        With the 2 switches and the PIR as seen in the instructions you will need a triple plate, as long as these are the only switches you want on the plate, which is a PDL683VH. This is the grid and cover plate, available in white or black, and if you need a metal cover plate you will also need to order the PDL683M** where the ** is either PB for polished brass, BBZ for brushed bronze, or SS for stainless steel.

        There is another option if you find the triple plate too busy or you have other switches to go in the plate, there is a 3 position rotary selector switch available that does Auto Off Manual in one switch, so with the PIR you will only need 2 module holes (PDL682VH). The rotary switch code is 687M3A/M which you can see at:

        Is the PDL 628MFO Coaxial connector front/F connector rear printed 'OUT' available in black?

        No, the PDL628MFO is only available in white.

        Does the PDL683WPM come in white

        No, that is only available in Brushed Bronze - PDL683WPMBBZ and stainless steel - PDL683WPMMSS

        Difference between PDL568 & PDL568OFF?

        PDL568 is lockable 'ON' or 'OFF'
        PDL568OFF is lockable 'OFF'

        Pocket Book Page 59

        What is the metal plate cover to suit the PDL683VWP

        You can use PDL683WPMBBZ

        What is a PDL681M20FR

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

        Does the PDL680M20N have a two -way option ?

        No - 2 way option
        only 1 way

        Is the PDL 615HDMI available in black?

        The PDL 615HDMI is only available in white.

        What is the part number for polished brass cover for the PDL698.


        What are the PDL648TM colour Options?

        Supplied with interchangable white, black, cream and ivory faceplates.

        what is the part number for the PDL 600 series triple gang plate?

        PDL683CWH only available in White


        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.

        What part is required to fit a VDIB17766UWE into a 600 series plates?

        The part number is PDL615MKC

        Can we get a pdl dimmer mech in black?

        Yes, the code is PDL654MBK

        Is there a Clipsal equivalent of PDL648TM?

        No, there is no Clipsal alternative available

        What is the part number for a 600 series Universal dimmer module in black

        The part number is PDL654MBK

        What is the code for a single switch 600 series cover plate in white?

        Code = PDL681CWH

        Do clipsal do an equivilent of the PDL648TM?

        No, there is not a timer mechanism in the Clipsal range.

        For further information please visit

        What is the part number for a knob to suit the PDL654MWH?

        The part number for a knob to suit the PDL654MWH is a PDL620PWH.

        Is part number PDLZ685WH the same as PDL685WH?

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

        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


        What is the part number of the PDL mechanism to suit PDL681VH?

        The part number of the mechanism to suit PDL681VH is PDL681M20. PDL681M20 is rated to 20A/16AX, 250V AC, 1 pole, 1 way/2 way.
        For further information, please visit
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        What is the code for just a PDL685VHWH cover plate?

        the PDL685 and PDL686 take the exact same cover plate - PDL686CWH

        Can you fit the 815USB1 socket module into the 600 series?

        Yes you can remove the 815USB1 from its 800 series clip and install it into a PDL615MKC adaptor

        Is there a white cover plate available for the PDL 681HWP?

        The PDL 681CWH is the white cover plate to suit the PDL 681HWP

        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 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.

        Does the normal PDL681 have an IP56 rating?

        No it doesn't, but you can use the PDL681VWP as this is IP56 rated.
        Refer to PDL Catalogue and Pricing Guide Issue 70, page 33.

        Is the PDL 860M16 1way or 2way?

        The PDL 860M16 is a 1way switch 
        The PDL691M16 is a 2way switch that is the same size.
        There is no Indicator option available for the 2 way switch in this size.

        Does the PDL881M16 dedicated switch module come with an LED indicator

        No, must be purchased seperately - Indicator inserts page 25 - 2014 PDL pocket book

        Amber - 800N240
        Blue LED
        Switch - 800L240MBL
        Sockets - 800L240SBL

        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 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

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

        The part number for this is a PDL687M10WH
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