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Broken Switch on Voltage Converter

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. 2.com

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    I have a voltage regulator that I was using with my 220V printer.

    The on/off switch on the voltage regulator somehow broke off, and now
    it seems the only way to fix it so that I can use my printer is to
    solder the leads together, thereby keeping the voltage regulator "on"
    whenever it is plugged in.

    Can anyone tell me if there are any negatives involved with keeping the
    voltage regulator on all the time?

    I know nothing about electronics, but this should be simple enough. The
    switch that broke was a rocker type which connected a blue lead to a
    white lead at the top, and a brown lead to a brown and smaller white
    lead at the bottom.

    Thanks a lot.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  2. Darren,

    Why not just mount a cord switch? Even if the regulator will not be harmed
    it will cost energy when it's always on.

    petrus bitbyter
     
  3. 2.com

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    Not if it's unplugged.

    And what's a "cord switch"?

    The rectangular hole that the original (lighted)rocker switch came out
    out measured 15/16" x 3/4".

    Thanks.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  4. That's for sure.
    A switch in the power cord between the plug en the appliance. Often used for
    table- and floor lamps.
     
  5. 2.com

    2.com Guest

    Thanks.

    Well, if I could find a switch to replace the one that mysteriously
    broke out, I wouldn't need go through the trouble of doing that, and I
    wouldn't need to solder the internal leads together. :-(

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
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