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Old 23rd March 2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Mains Switch Problems

Hello all hopefully someone is able to help me on this weird problem I am having with a DPST illuminated switch the light is always on in both switch positions the amp will power on and off no problems at all but the switch illumination allways is on for some reason I thought that it only should come on when you flick the switch the folowing link is the switch I am using.

OK now how I have it hooked up is with the switch in the vertical position on the back of the switch are the 4 points with a multimeter the the 2 left is one pair and the 2 right are another pair and testing from the left side to the right side there is nothing no conection, I have from power in active side going to the left bottom connection of the switch then the top left conection going to the fuse from them to the toridal etc, from the netural it goes to the bottom right connection of the switch and then from the top right of the switch back to the toridal hopefully that is the correct way to hook the DPST switch up but I must have something wrong somewhere for the light to stay on

Thanks everyone any help greatly appreciated

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Old 23rd March 2004, 10:38 AM   #2
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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simply sounds like you have the input pair and output pair reversed.

On a normal mains switch it wouldn't matter.

A multimeter won't register the presence of the Neon.

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Old 23rd March 2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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I think you have the mainpower on the wrong pin so, try to change (swap) the incoming and the outgoing pin and i think it will help.

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Old 23rd March 2004, 11:22 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Angel-Baby

from the netural it goes to the bottom right connection of the switch and then from the top right of the switch back to the toridal
Hello Angel-Baby

Join the neutral and toroidal out together and connect to one pin. If no light, switch to the other pin and you'll get it. Leave the "LIVE" (left) side alone. That part is correct.
Michael Chua
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Old 23rd March 2004, 06:42 PM   #5
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Hello everyone thanks very much for the replys greatly appreciated.

I tried what you said MCP and it worked thanks very much for your help

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