Toggle switches


Old 06-20-09, 03:55 PM
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Toggle switches

I'm looking for a toggle switch that completes two circuits at the same time. The connections must remain separate. The only option I can come up with is two separate switches linked together, as I can't find a single switch that does this.

The switches should be the smaller kind (not something like a household light switch), on/off or 3-way toggles are fine.

Does anyone know where to pick this up, or have a clever way of wiring that would allow this with a single switch?

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Old 06-20-09, 04:34 PM
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Double pole, single throw comes to mind. Try Radio Shack. More information about the use of the two circuits would help us.
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I believe you are looking for a DPST (double pole, single throw) switch. These are pretty typical in a typical light switch format (usually used for controlling 240v loads).

If you're looking for something smaller (and possibly for lower voltage), take a look at digikey and search for either DPST or probably more commonly DPDT (double pole, double throw) switches. They should have 20-30 different ones in different form factors.

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