Water and electricity don’t mix!
This Universal Air Switch Kit is from Rotasink and is suitable for all brands of waste disposal units. It comes with a 5 year warranty. It works by sending a pulse of air through a plastic tube to the mains adapter which then switches it on and off. This is completely safe since it means no electricity is taken on or near to the sink (which is metal and conducts electricity) where water splashes could pose a danger.
Just simply plug the mains transformer into a suitably positioned wall socket (prefably in the sink unit cabinet) and then plug the waste disposer into the transformer. The button can be fitted on the worktop or in the sink slot (just remove the existing blank plug and screw the nut on for the push button). A 32mm diameter hole is required and the switch is 46.5mm deep. Available in chrome, white and brushed steel finishes and buttons also sold separately.
This product is German VDE approved. VDE is the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies and is considered to be the symbol of the highest electrical safety standard. This version is mixed with a UK socket and EC plug so that any of our waste disposal units can be used in a European socket (note that the picture shows an EC socket but it will be a UK one).