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Old 09-29-2021, 05:38 PM
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Default Looking for decently priced Rocker Switches...FOUND...

Toggle switches are in the $10-15 range. Rocker switches I find seem to be in the $60-70 range.

What am I missing.
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Old 09-29-2021, 05:53 PM
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I’m thinking of using these…

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/...LKESGRN/251347
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Old 09-29-2021, 05:58 PM
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These are not DC rated.
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Old 09-29-2021, 06:09 PM
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Toggle switches are in the $10-15 range. Rocker switches I find seem to be in the $60-70 range.

What am I missing.
The Honeywell toggles I use avg in the $30-$50 range, come on over to the dark side Mel and get a real switch
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Old 09-29-2021, 06:09 PM
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True.

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Old 09-29-2021, 06:11 PM
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Default rockerswitchpros.com

These guys sell Carling rocker switches & do custom actuators. 12V 20A 50k cycles rated. Can get them with indicator lights built-in if desired. The con's are they're fairly large and difficult to lock or protect from inadvertent contact.
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Old 09-29-2021, 07:57 PM
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Toggle switches are in the $10-15 range. Rocker switches I find seem to be in the $60-70 range.

What am I missing.
Get the Carling Rocker switch bodies here:
https://spemco.com/v-series-rocker-switch-base/

And the custom actuators here:
https://rockerswitchpros.com/switch-actuators/

Rocker Switch Pros also have very good tutorials on Carling switches:
https://rockerswitchpros.com/blog/

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Old 09-29-2021, 08:18 PM
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Question about using illuminated rocker switches with VP-X:

If you use VP-X or Advanced Systems digital breakers, the switches only provide a ground input to the box, there's no current through the switch.

So in this case, do you have to provide a discreet voltage to light up the switch rocker for night illumination. And, for the dependent "ON" indication, where does that power come from?
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:54 PM
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I have some Carling rocker switches that were made for me. Certified style with threaded terminals and threaded mounting. Carling doesn’t certify their switches (unless has recently changed). They have nice feeling actions. Some OEMs like Cessna, Piper, Mooney utilized them under some aircraft TCs. Anyway, if you’re interested, PM me.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:15 PM
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I have installed a bunch of these in some pretty nice boats. I may change my panel layout and switch to something like this. Not sure if you could get them label etched with what I want.

https://www.amazon.com/Switches-Wate...s%2C178&sr=8-4
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