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Question on Rocker Switch Amperage and Voltage

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Tunngavik, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Tunngavik [OP] Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    2010 Access Cab SR5 4x4 5 speed 2.7l
    Fog lights with OEM switch - Heated mirrors with OEM style switch - Cab sound deadening - Lighted 4x4 switch - URD short shifter - Rear backup camera - 2012 rear view mirror (compass, outdoor temperature and backup video mirror) - Heated seats - 2014 Tacoma stereo install - Bluetooth with OEM steering wheel controls, Access roll-up tonneau cover
    I would like to install heated seats in my truck and with that would like to install an on-off-on rocker switch.

    From what I’ve read online from various people who have installed the seats, the seats take between 3-5 amps each and are typically hooked up under to a 10 amp fuse in the box to the lower left of the driving column.

    Now here is my question, I found some rocker switches that maybe would do the trick (look good, fit in the space I want them to, and are 3 post) but I’m not sure if they will work electrically. The rocker switches have the following values – 18A 125VAC and 10A 277VAC. Do you think these will work considering the amperage required for the seats and the 12V battery of the truck?

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