Im looking for some help with a wiring diagram...
im about to sart construcing a switch bourd from one of my acrylic front bay panels, i have 12 blue 12v led vandel latching switchs (The led in switchs are 12v, not 3.2v, they have inbulit resistors).
what im trying to achive is to have a switch for each 12v lighting component.
what i want is to push the button in and the component turns on as well as the led in the switch.
below is a picture of terminals the same as my switches and i have drawn on what i think is the way to do it?????
I have also put a standered picture there, so if im wrong, maybe some one can show me the correct way
I am not sure what is connected to what by your picture. I am kind of confused by what is a node and what is not.
Anyways, this is the correct way. Is this what you drew? ( I forgot to show the resistor in series with the LED, just imagine there is a resistor in between the +12 and the LED. )
EDIT: You can put the LED in series with the lighting component (as opposed to in parallel), and I think that is what your drew. You WILL have to change the resistor depending on the resistive load of what your hooking up. Also, you won't really have a 12V output, because of the voltage drop across the diode. It will be more like 11.3V out. So yeah, connect it in parallel (not series) as I drew it. That will avoid these problems.
EDIT 2: I can make this more clear. +12 VDC from your molex connector on com. The "normal open" (NO) should go to TWO places. First place is the + for the diode, second place is the output to your component. Finally, your need TWO ground wires, the first is to the - for the diode, the second is for the - of your component.
the drawing i have there is the back of the switch (obviously lol) but i have just drawn on the picture what i think is the way to do it, the led is actually part of the switch as shown below, it dosent need a reistor as the switch has one inbult into it. ive purchased the 12v switches most likely for cars and not the 3.2v switchs which require a resistor to prevent damage to the led inside the switch.
so what i have drawn is a postive and negative feed from the molex going to the switch to power the led inside the switch, and what i hope looks like a paralel circuit. ????? just dont know if what i have drawn wil work?????