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Old 18th July 2012, 10:52 PM   #31
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Genius!

rotating switch 240v 6A min, any ideas?

I have never used a rotating switch before.
I found Shallco switches they seem heavy gauge, check this Series 16 Rotary Switch, 10 Ampere, Single-Hole Mount on Shallco, Inc.

Is this the sort of thing that will be able to switch Neutral and Active simultaneously?

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Old 20th July 2012, 10:40 PM   #32
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Specs read okay. A 2 section one 16A1-b-2 would be required to switch both hot lines you have in Aust. I don't believe you have a neutral in aust., just a safety ground and 2 hots.
This is a US origin switch. You should be able to find a 2 or 3 pole industrial disconnect at an electrical supply. Ask for a "lockout switch". The hole will be harder to machine, but it is not as likely to rotate in the hole as this device could. I have a lot of lockout switches on SS panels in dead motor drives I fished out of the trash at work. The motor drive is plastic trash, but the SS box and switch and heat sink are nice. Nose around a bar near a food plant, you may meet a maintenance man that can scan bins for you.
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Old 20th July 2012, 11:18 PM   #33
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Thanks for the reply indianajo, I have since found a really great switch thats DPNO, see this link if your interested, www.lorlin.co.uk/PDF/RMS.pdf It still present s the problem of becoming loose and rotating but can be tightened with spring washers and maybe nylon blocks either side if it still a problem.

Just as a side note AC in Aus. does have a Neutral, Active and Earth.

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Old 21st July 2012, 09:50 AM   #34
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Its got a locating lug to stop it spinning. 2 holes one 6.5mm and one 3.2mm 9.5mm centres and it wont rotate.
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Old 21st July 2012, 10:03 AM   #35
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It does too. I didn't notice that.

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