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Old 16th December 2003, 03:48 AM   #1
mcelaj is offline mcelaj  United States
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Hi.

Pulled out some old school switches from an amp. Stamped on some of the switches is "3A - 125/AC" and under this is "JAPAN". Can this type of switch be used as a on/off switch between the wall outlet (120V) and transformer of my GC PSU?

I'm using a 2A slow-blow fuse. So I am assuming the fuse will burn before the switch burns, or anything else burns, if something happens to go wrong.

Any input would be most appreciated.

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Old 16th December 2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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I can only say that my mains switch is rated 10A at 125VAC. Yours may be a little borderline BUT if it worked on a power amp before it could be OK.
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Hi.

Pulled out some old school switches from an amp. Stamped on some of the switches is "3A - 125/AC"
Thanks.

that means the switch allows 3amp going through it. at 110v (here in the US), it means 330w at the transformer. at 50% efficiency (for a class b amp), that's good for 150w output. each gainclone is good for about 50w, so your switch can handle at least 3 gainclone at full power at the same time.

That's a lot of sound.
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