Author Topic: Illuminated Power Switch  (Read 1733 times)

kurtlives

Illuminated Power Switch
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:48:21 PM »
Looking for an illuminated power switch for a phono preamp. I'd like to use the switch to switch the 120V live wire leading to the power transformer

Looking for a switch similar to this one http://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/E-Switch/PV3H2B0NN/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMufv8JNQ5fVHYtKSHsZaECCUBNdJpnMPh8%3d
Datasheet isn't very clear. The 48V DC and 2A is for the switch I believe, not enough to switch 120V AC. Not sure what the internal LED is rated at....

Anyone have a part number for a suitable switch? Ideally cheaper too.

Thanks!

anchovie

Re: Illuminated Power Switch
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 07:34:42 PM »
Look at the "Illuminated Rocker Switches" section rather than push-button - you'll find way cheaper switches and a lot more rated for 120+ VAC.
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davent

Re: Illuminated Power Switch
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 09:55:33 PM »
I saw a Bulgin made one rated at 125Vac but it was more then double the price of the one you linked. I think that switch type is refered to as "Vandal Proof". Schurter has something similar but even more then the Bulgin.
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canman

Re: Illuminated Power Switch
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 10:39:54 PM »
Yup, look for the illuminated rocker switches.  I actually just got a shipment in from Mouser, the green illuminated ones.  Pretty cool switches!

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kurtlives

Re: Illuminated Power Switch
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 04:13:51 PM »
Thanks for the help guys
Looks like I'll pass on this idea, too expensive