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Illuminated Rocker Switch-SPST Lights or Powers not both

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by smilinfu, May 12, 2004.

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  1. smilinfu

    smilinfu Guest

    I am trying to use a Radio Shack illuminated rocker switch. It has 3
    terminals. Unfortunately I can have it work successfully as a power
    switch, or I can have it light up, but have not figured out how to
    wire it so both happen at the same time. Radio Shack has no
    information on their site, nor does Mountain switch that makes an
    almost identical switch. Can any body help with this? I have the
    mains power coming in to the box, on pole going through a fuse and the
    switch and then both poles going to the power transformer.
    I have searched and found a couple threads talking about the problem,
    but non that have helped me solve my problem. Though I might ask
    before experimenting with the mains


    Thanks,
    smilinfu
     
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Go to the RS store, and get the schematic off the back of the bubble-pack
    of a new one.

    It's probably (A) one common (i.e. one side of the switch and one side
    of the lamp to one terminal), (B) the other side of the switch, and
    (C) the other side of the lamp.

    But without more information, we'd be just guessing.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
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