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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2012, 01:03:36 AM »
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Your switch should go to terminal #85 as in your drawing, however, your switch connects this terminal to ground!!! It should connect it to B+

I dont understand what you mean.  Lets just make sure our terminology is the same. B+ stands for "battery positive", right?  So are you saying the switch connects in between the fuse holder and terminal 30?

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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2012, 03:43:54 PM »
I dont understand what you mean.  Lets just make sure our terminology is the same. B+ stands for "battery positive", right?  So are you saying the switch connects in between the fuse holder and terminal 30?
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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2012, 03:58:45 PM »
Ok thanks for your help!

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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2012, 05:48:37 PM »
Ok I just tested my circuit out and everything went well except for one thing.  The LED built into my rocker switch is on even when I switch the circuit off.  Is this how rocker switches are designed or did I hook something up incorrectly?

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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2012, 05:55:16 PM »
Ok I just tested my circuit out and everything went well except for one thing.  The LED built into my rocker switch is on even when I switch the circuit off.  Is this how rocker switches are designed or did I hook something up incorrectly?
There must be thousands of lighted rocker switches on the market and every thinkable way of connecting an LED into them will be represented, so maybe yes, maybe no.

Hint: The more info you provide, the better we can help.
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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2012, 10:10:37 PM »
Here is the switch I bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TQKKMC/ref=oh_o03_s00_i00_details

This is what it looks like on the side of the switch and then below I put where I connected the terminals.

+          A        Ground

T         12v     
E         B
R         A
M         T
I          T
N         E
A         R
L         Y
8         
5         
           
EDIT: I SOLVED THE ISSUE.  WHAT I HAVE ABOVE SHOULD BE FLIPPED
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 10:28:55 PM by Mastermime »

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Re: Where to buy a High Current Allowing Switch?
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2012, 08:13:35 AM »
Hi,

Great :)
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