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Electronics whiz types - can anyone help me figure out how to wire this switch?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BenWA, May 22, 2011.

  1. May 22, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    BenWA

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    I want to wire this 2 way rocker switch to a reversable motor, using my trucks 12V DC.

    http://www.amazon.com/Window-Rocker-Switch-Reversing-Control/dp/B001PNMBHQ

    I can't make heads or tails of the wiring diagram in the above link (wiring diagram appears as one of the alternate product photos).

    Can anyone help me figure this out and break down for me which wires need to connect to what terminals? I want the motor to go forward in rocker position 1, and backward in rocker position 2 (motor off in neutral position).

    Obviously, I will have + and - power leads from the power supply, + and - power leads to the motor, and then some unknown combination of jumper wires between terminals on the switch, yes?
     
  2. May 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    Since it is a reversible motor, you have to wire the switch so that it will swap the polarity to the motor. I can draw you a schematic when i get to work tomorrow if that would help.
     
  3. May 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    That would be awesome if you could do that. This, as you have probably gathered, is for the actuator for the rear slider.

    Also, do you happen to know if this switch might fit inside the small silver panel immediately below the 4x4 switch if I were to make a cutout for it there? I figure you have looked inside that part of the dash once or twice... ;)

    Thanks!!
     
  5. May 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Yeah, I was trying to figure out how to apply that video to the switch that I have -- but the switch I have has 5 terminals rather than 6 and they are all in one line rather than split along the two sides.

    This is like some kind of IQ test that I am failing miserably :p
     
  6. May 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    outta curiousity, what are you going to do with said polarity reversable switch?
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    It's going to control a 12V actuator that serves to power the rear sliding window.
     
  8. May 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Here it is, pins 2 and 4 need to be hooked to ground.
    Motor on pins 1 an 5.
    +12vdc to pin 3
     
  10. May 22, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    Dang, you got it. I've been scratching my head here for like 30 minutes trying to figure it out...I feel dumb! :p

    Thanks man!! :thumbsup:
     
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