Switch Wiring

blackcherryxj

Member
Jan 1, 2011
165
Western Kentucky, USA
Does it have a light in it? If not then there isn't a ground.


Power comes in on the center post, and the output is the outside post. That switch has 2 sets of contacts so that you can switch 2 different loads and sources off of it. The way your holding it there is a left side and a right side.


Paul
 

Steve0625

Member
Jun 23, 2010
1,213
Northville NY
As much as I agree that it is likely a DPST switch, the only way to be sure is to test it with a multimeter or test light.


Or, if it is a Carling, the part number is on it. Their website ( http://rocker-switches.carlingtech.com/index.asp ) should have enough info for you to determine exactly what that switch is.
 
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07GD SFD

Member
May 21, 2010
545
VT
Thanks guys.


If I decide to only have one load off the switch, do I need to supply power to both posts?
 

shott8283

Member
Jun 2, 2010
249
Western NY
07GD SFD said:
Thanks guys.

If I decide to only have one load off the switch, do I need to supply power to both posts?

no. one side is in and out and the other side is in and out


but to be 100% sure. grab your DMM and shoot out continuity between the blades with the switch in the OFF and in the ON position


I shoot out every switch, even brand new ones that i specifically order. b/c people make mistakes
 

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