Double Pole / Double Throw Switch Question

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Old 08-24-16, 08:43 AM
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Double Pole / Double Throw Switch Question

Hello,

I am trying to switch between two 30AMP Outlets.

My electrician suggested:

Bryant 3025: Switches, Sensors & Chimes | Wall Switches | Bryant 3025BRN Toggle Switch, Double Pole, Double Throw, 30A, 120/277V AC, Brown | B211352 - GlobalIndustrial.com

Or Leviton: 1262 > Toggle > Switches & Motor Controls > Electrical Wiring Devices > Products from Leviton Electrical and Electronic Products

Leviton says max 24 AMPS, Bryant says 2HP. Which one is better/safer?

Also are there alternatives to these switches?

Thanks!
 
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Old 08-24-16, 08:57 AM
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For what you want to do.... you'd need to use the Bryant switch.
The other one is momentary contact..... you'd have to hold the switch either up or down.
 
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You mean both switches, you have to hold the switch in place?
 
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Old 08-24-16, 09:04 AM
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Sorry.... you had missed my change.

The Bryant switch stays in one of three positions.... up - center - down.
The Leviton switch stays in the center. It's spring loaded and momentary. It must be held up or down.
 
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The Leviton is the one you would hold in position the Bryant is the one you need ,what is your application?
 
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Up how much safe AMPs can the Bryant switch handle? Let's say a Whirlpool Duet Dryer...
 
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Old 08-24-16, 09:19 AM
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The rating is in the description....
Bryant 3025BRN Toggle Switch, Double Pole, Double Throw, 30A, 120/277V AC, Brown
 
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