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Description: The rocker switch is a classic and this one is a great size for an unobtrusive on/off switch. It can be panel mounted and has two tabs for connecting wire. You can either solder wire or use a quick-connect connector.

Features:

  • Maximum Voltage: 250VAC
  • Maximum Current: 3A @ 250VAC or 6A @ 125VAC
  • Contact Resistance: ≥35mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance: ≥100mΩ
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
  • Snap-in Panel Mount

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Comments 9 comments

  • I soldered wires to the leads on about 50 of these. If you are careful it can be done consistently.

  • These are typically meant to hook up to female blade connectors. If you want to solder to them, scuff the metal with sandpaper until it is all copper - solder will now stick easily :) They’re not copper on the surface because copper is too soft for connectors and will also oxidize, so there’s some sort of harder (and harder-to-solder) metal over the copper.

  • These are nice little switches. Sparkfun is an excellent resource.

  • You cannot solder these switches. The plastic in the switch melts so rapidly that you’ll never get the metal tabs heated up enough to get the solder to bond properly. I tried it twice and roasted both switches in less than 10 seconds. Use connectors.

  • I don’t understand the dimensional drawing… it seems way off. The width of the switch is only 10.5mm whereas the depth of the little lip is 14mm? I am reading it wrong?

    • Looks like whoever was Photoshopping out the watermark in the background erased the decimal point as well. Most likely 1.4mm. Same issue with the length of the quick connect tabs - they are more likely 5.0mm long and not 50mm ;)

  • The amperage limits seem to be reversed with respect to their voltages in the Features above.

    • Also that’s probably resistive current, not reactive. That’s probably something that should be explained.


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