On-off-on rocker switch

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Old 02-16-19, 10:06 PM
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On-off-on rocker switch

How do I determine the amps needed for a rocker switch for my swamp cooler?
 
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Old 02-17-19, 09:44 AM
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You would add up the amperage of all the parts. That would be the fan and pump.
Typically a heavy duty rocker switch is 10-16A.

Are you trying to match a particular one ?
You could post a picture of it.... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 02-22-19, 04:22 PM
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On off on rocker switch amp

Yes it's particular and having a hard time finding one. I will read the instructions to posting a picture and get 1 posted.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 06:19 PM
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If I'm going to guess you need a switch that has six terminals on it. It will be a three position.... center off type. That would be called a double-pole double-throw center-off rocker. I use those in restaurant equipment. Carling makes a good replacement.

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Old 02-23-19, 09:26 PM
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On off on rocker switch amp

That's close PjMax but I believe mine was 3 terminals. I can't find the old switch for a picture unfortunately.
 
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Old 02-24-19, 10:26 AM
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So you need a single-pole double-throw center-off rocker.

A six terminal switch will work in place of a three terminal switch. Usually if the switch controls fan and pump..... it needs to be six terminals. If it's just for a two speed fan.... three terminal is good.

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Old 02-24-19, 12:30 PM
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On off on rocker switch amp

Thanks, I'm going to order the 3 prong one and give it a shot
 
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