Model # 52149

Internet #203747273

GE 15-Amp Toggle Handy Switch - White

Discontinued GE

15-Amp Toggle Handy Switch - White

  • Turn any outlet into an accessible switch
  • Simple plug-in installation
  • Great for lamps, appliances or holiday lights
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Product Overview

Provides an on/off switch right at the outlet. Great for hard-to-reach lamps, appliances, indoor holiday lights and items without on/off switches. Just plug into polarized or grounded outlet, then plug the electronic into the handy switch.

  • Accepts both 2-wire polarized and 3-wire grounded plugs
  • 15-Amp
  • 120 VAC
  • 1800 Watts max

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Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
90 Day Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Where does the appliance plug in to. Horizontally in the side, or vertically in the bottom of the switch?

No picture ion-line of where to plug appliance in!
Asked by: Mike
In the front just below the toggle.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2015-09-20

I want to run an extension cord to this switch and then plug a rope lite into it, so i can switch the rope lights on. Will this work?

Asked by: Jay
Jay – Yes, as long as the lights are within the specification ratings for our switch. Also, keep in mind this switch is intended for Indoor Use Only. Our ratings are 15A 120VAC 1800W MAX. If you have any further questions, please feel free to respond or contact us through phone or email. Thank you, Jasco Products Tech Support (Manufacturer)
Answered by: Tech Support
Date published: 2016-01-23

Is this product for indoor use only? If so, what is the product number of the outdoor version?

Indoor use is not shown in the product specifications.
Asked by: Augustus
Augustus, this switch is for indoors use only. Unfortunately the old packaging doesn’t have this on there but the new packaging does. Unfortunately we do not make an outdoor version of this switch. Jasco Products Tech Suport(Manufacturer)
Answered by: Tech Support
Date published: 2015-09-20

west nyack new york store inventory of GE 52149 Handy Switch,

Asked by: Anonymous
Thanks for asking! This is an online exclusive and is not available at your local Home Depot store. It can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home or business. For any other questions, please call us at Customer Service 800-430-3376.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

15-Amp Toggle Handy Switch - White is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wish I had this earlier I have 2 fluorescent lights in the basement without switches. They required plugging and unplugging every time I needed light: clumsy and inconvenient. I searched all over for switches like these for years but could only find 2-prong examples. Thanks to the internet I found these deliverable to a Home Depot store. Now it is a simple matter of flipping the switch to have light. But — why does Home Depot (and other stores, for that matter) not keep these in stock? At $12 each these are not cheap, but they do the job, provide a great convenience, and ought to last a lifetime. Switches do wear out or break, and I have had these only a matter of weeks, but they seem to be well made.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for switching off 3-prong appliances I bought two of these thinking they'd be handy. They are. They allow you to switch off electric/electronic gear when it's not being used. My first application was a digital toaster oven in the kitchen. It doesn't have a clock, just digital controls, but LEDs on the panel are always "on". Not any more; I can switch it on when I want to use it. These will handle any 3-prong appliance drawing 15 A or less.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice toggle switch Nice product. Easy flick of the switch. I am using this switch to turn on-off a 4ft shop light instead of always plugging or unplugging the power cord. Makes life just that must easier. It's been working great for a month now.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working As Intended. Appears well built. It is solid not flimsy. ON/OFF clearly marked. The toggle itself has a distinctive feel from ON/OFF positions. The GE Grounding Handy Switch is literally "handy".
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Great product, wish they carried it in the store. On line delivery to store took longer than I had hoped.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 15-Amp Toggle Handy Switch - White Only issue is the off position is UP. Not a big deal, just odd to me. Does not take up the whole double socket. Use it for a coffee grinder that does not have an off switch, but is programmed to "rest".
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I needed to switch off a 220/110 heavy duty transformer that I use to power a coffee maker I bought from Australia. I was concerned that it would take the wattage needed, no problem.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great switch small, doesn't block the second outlet, doesn't rotate or wiggle in the socket. I have 1 plugged into a toaster oven, and it handles the current just fine
Date published: 2013-10-29
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