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Old 11-06-2009
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Light Connection Question

Okay well i got 3 of these,
LED Illuminated, Round Hole Rockers
from delcity. and im a lil unsure whats positive and negative spot on the back of the switch. theres 3 tabs, and 2 of the tabs look silver and the other one looks goldish
please help. im figuring the middle one is the on accessory tab but is the gold one negative or pos?
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judging from the picture you posted im gonna say that the goldish on is gonna be number 3 or your 12v source.
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the picture of the switch has the gold tab at the top and also the led indicator is at the top.... that make sense?
and in yur picture its backwards to what u said that the gold is 12v source....
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i thought in that picture that the tab was silver. regardless, 12v power source is opposite to the led .
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The link calls out an On-Off switch, so one of the tabs should be marked as the indicator power/ground.
So unless otherwise noted... (don't hold me to it, make sure to check it out) the center tab should be the power in, one of the other two outer tabs will be the power out (when the switch is in the "On" position), the last tab should be the LED power/ground.

NOW, let me stipulate something..., a normal SPST, three tab switch (without an indicator light) would be pwr in the center and loads on either of the two remaining outside tabs dependent on the position of the switch level. Once you add the indicator lights you find that usually one of the outside tabs becomes the pwr for the lights and needs 12V applied BUT there are switches where the light is powered from internal connection and the remanding outside tab is just another load point.
Please see if there is a schematic for the particular switch you have or, do as I do... use a multimeter and check where the signal comes out when you apply power to the center tab and the switch is in the position you want it to be.

Is this confusing because it is to me, ask questions and read the schematics or contact the supplier about the particular switch you have.
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I e-mailed DelCity for wiring schematic to make sure we aren't telling you something that incorrect.
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i thought in that picture that the tab was silver. regardless, 12v power source is opposite to the led .
well the one i have in my hand, shows the top tab being gold, and the other 2 being silver.
on the 3rd tab there is a positive and negative sign on tp and bottom of it

1silver 2silver 3gold
off..................on
......................led
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well the one i have in my hand, shows the top tab being gold, and the other 2 being silver.
on the 3rd tab there is a positive and negative sign on tp and bottom of it

1silver 2silver 3gold
off..................on
......................led
Hey, where U at with this ?
If you haven’t got it wired consider using a multimeter and see if the two silver tabs connect with the switch?

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