Great question! One gang can fit up to three modules; two gangs can fit up to 4 modules, all the way up to 4-gangs fitting up to 8 modules. 1 module measures 45mm (1.77”) x 22.5 mm (.89”). Most of the switches, dimmers and outlets in this collection are the size of 2 modules or 45mmX45mm which will fit within the standard North American 1-gang junction box and plate. However, the Paddle Switch, USB outlet, and the night light all have a 1-module option.
A 1-gang, 2-Module frame is for either a single square shaped (2-module sized) switch, outlet, dimmer. It is also for the option of combining two different individual modules, such as a narrow paddle switch and a USB outlet or two USB outlets for example. The 2-module comes with the spacers to modify your existing outlet to fit the square shape needed for whatever combination of single modules or for one 2-module outlet or switch. The spacers can be removed later should you wish to add a third module to the switch or outlet location later on.
The 3-module does not have spacers so you can create a combination of one 2-module with a 1-module or any combination of single modules. For example you can combine any two 1-module paddle switches and one 1-module night light; one 2-module outlet and one 1-module USB Outlet; etc. There are also a couple of three module options like the Portable Nightlight/Flash light Switch, or there is the Paddle Fan Speed Control that needs a 2-module face plate but needs a 3-module back body for installation. Should you require some additional clarification beyond this and would like to speak to a Product Specialist directly, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we can assist you. Thanks for contacting us!
Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Date published: 2015-07-15