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DPDT Rocker Switch
There are 2 sets of ratings shown for this switch: 10 amp @ 125VAC/16 amp @ 250VAC and also 16 amp @ 125VAC/16 amp 250VAC. The 1st rating appears backwards since higher volt ratings have lower amp ratings. What is the correct rating?
This product information with this switch has been corrected to show 16A/125 VAC and 10A/250 VAC.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Can this handle an amplifier output of over 1500 Watts?
I'm not too familiar with how these work. I know basically Watts = Voltage * Amps. If that is the case this would handle 2000 Watts. Is this correct? I am looking to create a switch that can change the impedance of my dual voice coil car subwoofer from 4 Ohms to 1 Ohms, and my amp puts out 1500 Watts at 1 Ohm. I would like to make sure I will not blow the switch doing this.
Craig,While the switch WILL technically handle the power you would be putting into it, I do not recommend using this for the application you've mentioned. There are a few issues: 1) With the switch not having an "off" position, it would be theoretically possible to have bleedback from the amplifier attempting to send power to BOTH subwoofer wiring configurations you desire at the same time causing a "short" and triggering your amplifier's protection circuit frequently. 2) manual analog switches were never meant for audio, and thus are relativly noisy switching devices. You will have a LARGE audible "POP!" everytime you change the position of the switch - again, bad for subwoofers....
Date published: 2011-07-08
is this size available as an intermitten switch?
Are you referring to a momentary switch?
Date published: 2013-05-01
Do you cell a switch like this with a center off position? on-off-on?
Unfortunately we do not have any center-off DPDT rocker switches available.
Date published: 2014-02-10
How many items can be controlled with this switch & where is the off position
I want to be able to rurn on a motor and then turn on a lite and the motor to run when the lite is on also one for when a lite is not needed and on when ai need a lite
A switch is not necessarily rated by how many items it can control, but by the amount of current it can handle at one time. This switch (and others like it) can control one device, or more than one device, so long as the total electrical ratings are not exceeded. The one you inquired about does not have an off position. For your situation, I'd recommend a DPDT switch with a center off position, such as the toggle referenced below. We do not carry a rocker switch in this configuration.
Date published: 2011-04-15