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Old 06-10-2008, 10:16 PM
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Looking for a rocker switch

Does anybody have a line on a good electrical supply store? I need a relatively small three position (on-off-on) self centering rocker switch suitable for use as a trim switch in a boat. None of the parts stores in town have one. I've found a few web sites so far but none that self center or they are not small enough.

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hi there.. just joined this site... and saw this question...

here is a small switch that should work for you...

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...-HANDLE/1.html

i would probably encase it in silicone sealer after attaching the wires to it..
and use a gm weather pack connector... and make a few spares to change it out in a few minutes if need be...

you might want to open a an extra to see how the toggle is sealed... water gets into everything...

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Digikey and Mouser Electronics .

Here is but one in the Digikey catalog

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Thanks Vince, that's a great catalog. I found the exact switch I need. It's a momentary on-off-momentary on rocker.

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the switch just activates the pump solonoid so it does not need to be any kind of heavy duty, that switch looks perfect.. I bet that if you took your throttle lever apart to pull the factory switch out, that 1 would slip right in. is your trim system not working or are you doing custom controls?
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I know what the switch is for. The shift lever is apart and the switch is not working properly.
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[QUOTE=Blazin72]Thanks Vince, that's a great catalog. I found the exact switch I need. It's a momentary on-off-momentary on rocker.


Your welcome, glad I could be of assistance. The catalog is free by the way, as is the Mouser Electronics catalog. Both are a permanent part of my library.

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Just purchased one today at Ace Hardware!!! $6 and some change
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