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I have a USB powered webcam used I want mount in a certain location indoors. Ideally I would leave it plugged in to a USB socket, but there are no 13A outlets nearby. However, there is a light switch only a foot away. Does anything like this exist for 6A circuits? Well I know they do, because I found one: https://www.amazon.in/Charging-Socket-Switch-Module-Surface/dp/B079T91CHZ
But I want something from a legit vendor.
 
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I wouldn’t buy that product but I would use brands that I know and trust to make up something similar in a euromod setup
 

James

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I would not be putting that light switch in my home or any customers.
British standard?
CE marked?
I doubt it.

Also, note that many light switches do not contain a neutral conductor.
If this is the case you are not installing any power drawing equipment at that point.
 

Lucien Nunes

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The Indian example shown (Which to be fair, the OP does say he is not intending to use) is an example of a modular system where the required modules are assembled into a plate. Various similar modular systems exist for the UK market from which you could assemble the same configuration, i.e. a 1-gang plate with two holes fitted with a charger and a light switch, to make a UK-compliant assembly. Although, I would think the USB cable would be an annoyance every time you use the switch, and might readily get damaged.

However there is a major caveat as mentioned above, that many light switch positions have only the line and switched line conductors available, not a neutral which the charger will need. It would require rewiring back to the light fitting or associated rose or junction box, with 3-core + earth cable, defeating the idea of using the extant switch wiring.

Finally if you are lucky and do have a neutral available at the switch, and make up a suitable grid assembly, you will probably find it necessary to chase out the wall and install a deeper box, as standard light switch boxes are too shallow for a typical charger module.
 

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Knightsbridge make a module that fits into a 1G euromodule faceplate - click here. Obviously available neutral & depth to be considered as already mentioned.
 
Not exactly what you want, but there is no reason why you cannot wire a camera power supply unit to a lighting circuit, it's hardly likely to over load the circuit.
 
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