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  1. Dwayne Brown

    Dwayne Brown

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    Hello I have a fog machine with a rocker switch (PRONIC R13) it has an indicator light in it that comes on when the machine heats up and is ready to use. What I need is a box with a push switch that i can operate with my foot. I have a switch box . I cannot find a momentary switch with an indicator light but I assume I can somehow hook up a push switch with a separate light I know little about doing something of the like but if I had a diagram to go by I'm sure I could hook it up. 20170830_175303.jpg 20170830_175342.jpg 20170830_175427.jpg 20170830_175303.jpg
     
  2. dorke

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    Welcome to EP.

    It is not clear what you want to do.
    Do you want to extended the distance of the power-on switch and indicator light from the smoke machine?
    What is the purpose of the momentary switch?
    What smoke machine do you have?
     
  3. Alec_t

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    If you use a double-pole switch of appropriate rating you can use one pole to switch the main function and the other pole to switch an indicator light.
     
  4. Dwayne Brown

    Dwayne Brown

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    The smoke machine is an FM-400P the momentary switch is so I can activate the switch with my foot giving short bursts of smoke. its too hard to operate by my foot with the rocker and if I don't shut it off right away I choke everybody on stage.
     
  5. Dwayne Brown

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    the 4 pin rocker switch has three wires connected with one pin open. I want to know how to wire the foot switch and the separate indicator light from those three wires.
     
  6. Alec_t

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    If those are internal connections it sounds like the switch is effectively a single-pole type.
     
  7. Dwayne Brown

    Dwayne Brown

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    Yes I think so , Ive been doing some reading and I think a SPST is what i am loking for and I think I have the wiring figured out. what do you call a push switch that is normally in the off position and automatically turns off when you take your foot off the switch. on/on or on/off
     
  8. Alec_t

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    I'd call it a momentary-on switch.
    Here are some DPDT examples, listed as 'On-Mom'.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017
  9. Dwayne Brown

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    OK thanks for the information .. I appreciate it
     
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