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Old 10-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Illuminated switches...(WARNING REALLY DUMB QUESTION AHEAD)

I need a really dumb question about illuminated switches answered...


Do they have a separate contact on them for the LED or is it drawn from the switched contact block (that NC/NO thing) connection?


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Old 10-29-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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Separate. Mine are LED, and run on a separate 120V circuit. That circuit is switched by the contact block the way I wired it, which is typical.

I'm using the maintained two way illuminated selector switches from www.automationdirect.com.

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Ok good.
That's what I hoped...but then realized usually when I expect something to work that way it usually doesn't.


And of course I already ordered my parts before I knew the answer...
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Jay,
On illuminated switches like that, they typically use the contact block posts for the lamp connections.
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I should really stop thinking about this till I get the part in my grubby hands...would save me asking the dumb ones


And the more I think about it...it will work either way.

If it has its own connections...I'll just wire them separately
If it works off the connector blocks...I'll just wire it to the NC side of the NO/NC block and it just won't be lit up while I push it

I can deal with that
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Which ones did you get?
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I got this one:
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Just curious, what process are you using momentary switches for?

I've got a ton of Allen-Bradley push buttons, and I'm trying to figure out what I can use them for!
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Just curious, what process are you using momentary switches for?

I've got a ton of Allen-Bradley push buttons, and I'm trying to figure out what I can use them for!
Use them to activate and break relays.
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Sweet sounds, what kind of AB switches? I'm looking for 4 sexy ones for my stainless BCS box.

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