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56 Series™

Industrial Switches, Plugs, Sockets and Accessories

PDL 56 Series™ is a range of industrial plugs, switches, sockets, applicance inlets, appliance outlets and accesssories for industrial environments for both indoors and outdoors where resistance to dust, water, chemicals and UV is important.

56 Series™
  • Features

    Since the beginning of the 1980s the 56 Series™ has earned a reputation for top performance in resistance to the harsh treatment of industrial environments. Designed and developed in conjunction with practising electrical contractors.Features include:
    • Easier switch and socket operation
    • Modern contoured profile
    • 56 Series™ heritage look and fully backwards compatible• Reduction of potential dirt build-up areas
    • Improved strength and reliability
    This new release takes the range to a new level, but the fundamental benefits that make 56 Series™ what it is today remain:
    • Proven IP66 Protection: Laboratory tested and field proven
    • Superior impact strength: Hi-impact polycarbonate materials used in 56 Series™ are proven and tested to operate in extreme temperatures from -40° to +55˚C
    • High level of switch performance: Rated up with the best in the business with most switches being motor rated with AC23A and AC3 to IEC60947-3
    • Specially formulated chemical resistance: In the conditions this range is required to operate, one plastic will not do for all. 
    • Resistant orange and white have been developed for environments where harsh chemicals are used.
    • Solvent bonding capability: 56 Series™ PVC enclosures are able to be solvent bonded to standard PVC conduit fittings using recommended sealants.
    • Greater UV resistance: 56 Series™ materials are engineered and proven to provide a higher degree of protection than comparable products
    • Full range of matching gear: The most comprehensive range available catering for the complete solution, allowing the job to be done properly
    • Modules making assembly simple: From a single switch or socket, up to a full 16 gang station, the 100x100mm module design allows customer builds and modification to suit a massive range of requirements
    • Quick, easy, and safe wiring: Designed and engineered with the installer in mind, the 56 Series™ offers many simple and innovative features to assist Some products with electronic components do not reach these extremes, these will be listed with the accompanying installation guidelines


    • IP66 Protection
    • Rated to operate in temperatures from -40°c to +55°c 
    • Motor rated switches
    • Chemical resistance
    • Dust resistance
    • Water resistance
    • UV resistance
    • Comprehensive range
    • Modular range
    • Quick connect terminals
    • Padlockable
    • Modular for easy assembly
    • Patented gasket system
    • 35 years in the industry
    • Snap shut bodies
    • Mactro™ cord clamp and seal


    • Commercial and industrial
    • Indoors and outdoors
    • Dusty and damp locations
    • Distribution centres and warehouses
    • Shopping centres/retail
    • Tilt-up buildings
    • Portable equipment
    • Swimming centres
    • Events/entertainment sector
    • Kitchens/cooking areas
    • Supermarket delicatessens
    • Automotive workshops
    • Printers
    • Food processing
    • Beverage manufacturers
    • Dairies and abattoirs
    • Laboratories