toggle switches - help!

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by kchronister, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. kchronister

    kchronister Member

    Okay, I've just visited digikey and fried my brain.

    I need toggle switches for control panels to run tortoise motors. I believe that means I want on-on SPDT switches... But how many amps and what about all these other features??? And how much should they cost - the ones I found that I _think_ are probably right are running $5-7 each... is that right???

    Any help, sources or suggestions are MOST welcome.
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think the Tortoise machines draw very low current so almost any single pole double throw switch that is on-on will work with them. I haven't priced any lately, but I doubt if there is any reason to buy any but the least expensive ones unless the more expensive ones are smaller physically and fit your control panel better.
  3. kchronister

    kchronister Member

    Thanks, Russ.

    After lots of input from all over, I found some great 6amp/120v mini on/on toggles that should work great, for about $0.65 each.
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, Ross is right. You can find SPDT toggles switches for under a buck that will do the job. I've bought both miniture and sub-miniture SPDT's for that. sixty-five cents is a great price, just watch out for quality. That's basically the difference in the price spread.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    While you're looking, don't overlook the DPDT switches. You may find a bulk pack of these cheaper than the SPDTs; just ignore half the contacts.

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