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E. Preston Electrical

Switchgear and Control Gear

What is Switchgear and Control Gear?

Switchgear is a collective term for electrical disconnect switches, circuit breakers and fuses that ensure that electrical equipment is controlled, isolated and protected. Generally speaking, low, medium and high voltage switchgear is employed in power distribution applications. Control gear that is low or medium voltage is generally used in industrial applications where electrical equipment – particularly electric motors - needs to be protected from earth faults, surges and short circuits. It also provides simple control functions such as stop/start and building up motor speed.

What Do We Supply?

We supply an extensive range of switch and control gear, including:
DIN rail terminals
Overload relays
Programmable controllers
Switch fuses
Load break switches
Safety switches
Limit switches
Foot and palm switches
Enclosed switches
Emergency stops
Our low voltage range of industrial electric and electronic controls and systems are used in a wide range of sectors from oil and gas, transportation, data centre, marine and industrial.

Why Choose E. Preston?

As wholesalers, we stock and distribute control gear from well-established brand names such as ABB, Eaton, Chint, Crouzet, Finder and Honeywell.

We have access to thousands of motor control and switchgear products for a wide range of applications, suitable for any environment and use.

Our first-class choice and range means that you don’t have to look anywhere else for your needs. In addition, we have next day delivery on your products too.

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November 29, 2023

Johnson Electric – DC Motors


Johnson Electric, the world leader in micro motors, offers custom engineering solutions based on a wide range of low voltage DC and high voltage DC motor platforms.

The low voltage DC platform provides power density and compact packaging options.

The high voltage DC range provides power density and space saving advantages versus traditional AC motors in similar applications.

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November 16, 2023

Finder 32 Series PCB Relays

Subminiature PCB relays

The 32 Series comprises miniature 6 A relays for printed circuit board mounting with the following features (according to Type)

Functions & Features:

  • 1 Pole changeover contacts or 1 Pole normally open contact
  • Subminiature, low profile package
  • Sensitive DC coil: 200 mW – Wash tight: RT III


  • Copiers
  • Hi-Fi Systems
  • Washing Machiness
  • Control Systems
  • Electronic Kits
  • Medical and Dentistry
  • Electronic Circuit Boards
  • Programmable Controllers

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