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Old 04-25-00, 02:40 PM
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when I turn on the light switch (with the room dark) I see what appears to be a spark coming from the switch . Is this a problem?
 
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Old 04-25-00, 07:52 PM
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This is very normal. All switch arc. The current is jumping between the contacts before it becomes firmly seated.
You just don't notice it normally because either the angle is wrong, or you are not looking at the switch. Some switchs are constructed so you cannot see directly into the moving part area. A decor switch vs a toggle switch, for example.
 
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Old 04-25-00, 09:20 PM
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hello sparks,
nothing to worry abought with a small spark, its perfictly normal for a switcch 2 produce a small arc.
 
 

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