Info About Sierra Electric Low Voltage Wall Switch Plates & Devices
Sierra Electric Low Voltage Switches & Cover Plates
Sierra brand low voltage light switches, switchplates and relays originally became popular amongst mid-century homes built between 1940 and 1980 and has since, for the most part, been discontinued. However, Sierra low volt switches are still manufactured under the Pass & Seymour (Legrand) name and will work with Despard style interchangeable switch plates and mounting straps. Kyle Design is a regular supplier and retailer of these traditional Despard wall plates and matching metal brackets as well as genuine Sierra devices for a one-stop shopping source for all your low voltage needs.
Narrow Despard Style Wall Switchplate Specs
Ideal for tight spaces like counters and cabinets, these narrow Despard switchplates for Sierra low voltage switches are available in various skinny footprints: 1.5" Despard plates for 1 vertical opening
, 1.75" wall covers for one
devices, 2" covers with single
openings and 2.25" switchplates for one
Despard switches. Each device opening is 29/32" by 11/16", screw holes are spaced 3-13/16" center to center.
Tall, Skinny Despard Switch Covers for Door Frames
Some original Sierra low voltage systems featured vertically mounted light switches in unusual locations, such as doorframes or alongside windows. To replace a switch plate with this odd application, we have 1.75" thin taller wall covers for two
Despard devices. These switchplates are designed for use with the two vertical switch bracket
and the three Despard switch bracket
Metal Mounting Straps for Sierra Electrical Devices
Low voltage Sierra Electric devices will work with horizontal Despard mounting straps
for up to three light switches and vertical metal mounting brackets
for a single device. Each metal yoke features electrical box mounting screw holes spaced 3-9/32" apart and switch plate screw holes measuring 3-13/16" apart.
Old Fashioned Sierra Electric Low Voltage Light Switch
Original Sierra low voltage light switches
are currently manufactured in ivory and are compatible with the Despard line of switchplates for interchangeable electrical devices
. Rated 3 amps at 24 volts AC-DC, these momentary low volt switches were made for use with copper wiring only and feature three quick connect terminals on the back for simple installation.
Inexpensive Despard Metal Overlay Wall Plate Adapter
Have extra rocker style switchplates for your high voltage electrical system? Recycle your extra decora wall plates you bought as back ups and convert them into Despard interchangeable wall covers with our easy metal overlay plate adapters. Offered with one
device openings, these etched metal overlays will work with any size of decora wall plate and come in your choice of antique nickel silver or polished gold finish.
Exclusive Decorative Art Switchplates for Despard Switches
Spruce up your dated or damaged Sierra face plates with beautiful custom decorative wall covers
from Kyle Design's signature collection. Uniquely handcrafted with your choice of wall plate finish and etched metal design overlay, these designer Despard switch plates are sure to make a striking addition to your home decor. Select from a wide range of gorgeous metal finishes to match the color scheme for any home. Please note narrow Despard switchplates are not available in decorative themes.
Despard Switches and Outlets
In your home you may find regular 120 volt Despard toggle switches and outlets mounted in the same switchplates as your Sierra Electric low voltage switches. These devices fit into the same mounting brackets as the Sierra switches with straps that hold either 1 or up to 3 switches. They too fit into small plate openings that are straight on two sides and curved on the other two. They are available in either 15 amp or 20 amp 120 volt versions. See Despard switches, outlets, and pilot lights
for replacement device options and Despard switch plates
for the matching covers.
Shop Kyle Design's Wide Range of Low Volt Electrical Parts
If you've been endlessly searching for a reliable retailer of low voltage replacement parts
for vintage remote control wiring systems
, look no further than Kyle Design's online store. An excellent resource for hard to find switchplates and electrical devices since 1982, we regularly stock genuine name brand hardware from General Electric
and Sierra so you can get high quality low volt momentary switches, wall plates, relays and transformer power supplies at a great low cost.