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Old 27-02-2015, 11:32   #1
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Lets talk three-way

Im wiring the salon lighting (not what you thought huh?) I would like two switches to turn them on or off. I cant seem to find single pole, double throw (SPDT) rockers that are "on-on" to make the three way connection. The "on-off-on" rockers are easy to find, but wont do what I want. I hate to start a thread for a single question, but I did...:-)
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Old 27-02-2015, 11:35   #2
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Re: Lets talk three-way

Use the momentary contact type switches to control a bistable relay which changes state with each pulse from the switch(es).
You can have as many switches (all in parallel) as you want.
My Dragonfly's saloon has that setup.

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  • A relay having two stable states. A pulse opens it if closed, or closes it if open, thus requiring two pulses to complete a full cycle that returns it to its original state.
http://www.dictionaryofengineering.c...ble-relay.html

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Re: Lets talk three-way

Thanks, Didn't consider that. I was trying to set it up like a house hold three way set up. Glad I asked!
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Old 27-02-2015, 13:28   #4
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Cole Hersee-Cole Hersee Rocker Switch, DPDT On-On - M-58031-06-M-58031-06-BX

I think if you look outside the marine vendors you might find a bigger selection. Search the above site for "rocker switch" and see if they have what you're looking for.
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