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Old 01-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Source for illuminated AC rocker switches

Anyone have a good source for these?

I see a ton of illuminated switches on sites like mcmaster, newark, etc but these are *always illuminated*. I just want the led lit when the circuit is on.

Any illuminated SPST rocker switches I've come across have all been DC (radioshack).

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Old 01-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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You could wire the light off the circuit the switch is switching. You'd have to be sure to match the bulb to the voltage of the controlled circuit, but that should be doable.

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It's switching a 110v circuit - a carboy heating element in my ferm chamber. I just want an indicator that the power is on. I suppose it's not necessary per se, but I like lights.

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Try Cherry Switches. I think digikey sells them too. I just got a KT series waterproof 120V 20A illuminated rocker switch from them. Go to the Cherry site first and then try digikey to buy.

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They're not cheap, but the radioshacks around here have them. I got a few there because I was too impatient to wait for cheaper ones from online sources. I think they were ~$4 ea and ~15A.

Edit: yep, $3.99 and 16A-

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3165064

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3118987

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...lickid=prod_cs

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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I would check out this company, I get their catalog every once in a while.

http://www.jameco.com/

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Awesome guys, I'll check all out. Thanks for the tips - exactly what I was looking for.

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It's switching a 110v circuit - a carboy heating element in my ferm chamber. I just want an indicator that the power is on. I suppose it's not necessary per se, but I like lights.
Thers a thread on here that explains how to do it. oh there it is down the bottom in the simular threads pile http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/more...stions-183548/
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