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Old 10-17-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Toggle Switch Selection Help

I ordered my Love Controls from Cole-Parmer since they have a 15% off sale right now. They are 110vac, and the march pumps are 115vac.

I need to get toggle switches but im not really sure what to select. I am guessing they need to be 3amp 110v, but I dont want solder posts. I would prefer to strip the power wires and crimp a sleeve on the end of it.

I was searching for them on the net but Im not sure really what kind to get, and for that part im not entirely sure how it all hooks up. I assume theres 1 plug for power in, 1 for power out, and 1 for a netral wire?\

Any help would be appreciated as ill have to research it all before i build my box.

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Old 10-17-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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This one is overkill but for 110v all I would use is a Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) You will have the hot ( black wire) connected to the switch.

Herbach & Rademan, electric motor, power supplies, timing motor, solar panels, fans, transformer: SPST Heavy Duty Toggle Switches

You can also find these at Lowes and Home Depot if you are in a hurry .

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Old 10-17-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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check Mouser Electronics - Electronic Component Distributor or Digi-Key Corporation - USA Home Page

SPST anything over 3A 115v.

you don't switch the neutral. Neutral goes right to the pump/controller/lightbulb. The swich interrupts the hot leg.

switches for your application will just have 2 poles. hook up the hot wire from the plug to one pole, hook the power wire to the pump/controller/whatever to the other pole on the switch.

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oh, and search for 'quick disconnect' switches when you search.

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where do you see the info about the Cole Palmer sale? I need a couple of controllers!

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/love...-parmer-84511/
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