Series 5: The toughest of the tough. “Die Dickhäuter.” For humid environments and outdoor use. Moisture-proof Bakelite switches. IP44.
They are a piece of electrical industry history. From the late 19th century well into the mid-20th century, they could be found in industrial settings and home basements, bearing famous names: Siemens-Schuckert and Dr. Deisting. They were among the technical equipment that inspired deep trust in its functionality through its sturdy physical presence alone. Truly, the toughest of the tough. And they truly deserve that trust. Electricians today are still amazed at how well even very old installations work, both electrically and mechanically. That is one of the reasons we decided against reinventing these switches and outlets. They remain just as they were: crafted from 2.5-millimetre Bakelite, with a switching mechanism that makes a satisfying and authentic sound.