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DPDT SWITCH ON-ON to ON-OFF

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  1. TommyClan

    TommyClan

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    Jun 10, 2015
    Hi there,

    I'm completely new to this forum and fairly new and inexperienced with electronics. However as part of my job I have to design an circuit. I accidentally got a slide switch with an ON - ON switch operation.

    The design works around the current switch but I need it to be an ON - OFF switch operation. This may sound stupid and from what I've gathered it looks like I may be able to just wire it differently to get the right operation.

    The switch I'm using has the following specifications (if they help),

    12V DC Max
    100mA Max

    I am using it in a circuit with a battery and DC motor which fall under these specs.

    The question I have is as follows,

    Is it possible to use this switch for ON - OFF purposes even if it has been specified as ON - ON?

    Any help would be appreciated and if there's anymore information on the switch on circuit needed let me know.
     
  2. shrtrnd

    shrtrnd

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    Your first imprssion was correct. Simply wire the circuit using one half of the switch for 'on''. Sliding the switch the other way will turn 'off' your circuit.
     
  3. TommyClan

    TommyClan

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    Jun 10, 2015
    Lovely stuff. Cheers mate.
     
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