Push Switch - Does it have polarity?

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Old 01-06-10, 09:56 AM
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Push Switch - Does it have polarity?

I am replacing the cord of a homemade table lamp. The lamp has a push switch that goes in the base. (There is no switch at the light bulb socket.) Someone else took it apart, so I didn't get to see how the switch was originally connected. I know that the switch gets connected on the hot side and I know by the polarity on the plug which side of the cord is the hot side (smaller prong). Both wires coming from the switch are black. Can it be connected in either direction to the hot wire? That is, does it matter which of the two switch wires is connected to the hot wire on the cord to the electrical outlet and which switch wire is connected to the hot wire on the cord running up to the lightbulb socket? If it does, I guess I need to test it with a multimeter to determine which one. Here are photos of the push switch:











 
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Old 01-06-10, 11:34 AM
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Eiher switch wire goes to the hot, it doesn't matter which.
 
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Old 01-06-10, 11:38 AM
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Sweet!!!!!! Thanks, Ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 

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