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Is it possible to wire up a switch like this one to be used to power on/off a machine?

Or can it only be the momentary press switches like these?
Edited by sd_dracula - 2/3/16 at 4:59am
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Momentary contact only.
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Thought so.
Thanks for the confirm.
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Would something like this work http://ie.rs-online.com/web/p/toggle-switches/2661556/ or http://ie.rs-online.com/web/p/toggle-switches/9108074/
I'm not sure about the Amp/Voltage rating of the switches, would any do?
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The momentary power you need to supply is extremely small. Basically any momentary contact switch or button will do fine.

But that's not a "momentary" switch.

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post #6 of 12
They do make momentary switches that look like toggle switches but they'll return to their starting position after you close the circuit.

They are usually either dpdt momentary one way or spdt momentary one way or both ways.

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/sts-78/spdt-on-off-on-momentary-toggle-switch-20a/1.html

You can sometimes find dpdt two momentary toggle switches they are decent for integrating both power and reset into one switch.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

The momentary power you need to supply is extremely small. Basically any momentary contact switch or button will do fine.

But that's not a "momentary" switch.


Thanks.
How about the second one http://ie.rs-online.com/web/p/toggle-switches/9108074/ which is SPDT, will that do?
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The spdt part doesn't really matter as long as it is momentary in the direction you're going to be using it
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The spdt part doesn't really matter as long as it is momentary in the direction you're going to be using it

Ok cool.
Is that possible to be wired for reset one way and power the other way? If so then how would the wiring be done?
Or perhaps power on either way?
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Ok cool.
Is that possible to be wired for reset one way and power the other way? If so then how would the wiring be done?
Or perhaps power on either way?
To do that you'd need a switch that was momentary one way and on the other way. But that wouldn't work because you can't have it "on" and "momentary" at the same time.
That last switch is momentary either way - you don't need a two way switch, just a one way, ie. a SPST momentary switch (single pole, single throw, momentary on)
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