2-gang switches

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2-gang switches

Postby toypusher » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:59 pm

I had problems finding 2-gang switches for my dome and porch lights to put in my Cubby build. So, I went to Wally World and purchased 4 Rocker switches and used some spare aluminum (.032) and make plates for them (or I made one prototype for now). The prototype is not perfect, :oops: but I was in a hurry to get it mocked up, the final will be done very percisely :thumbsup: (I hope and plan). Just wanted to share an idea and hope someone else can use it. :)

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Postby toypusher » Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:02 pm

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Postby Denny Unfried » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:42 pm

I got my lighted rockers from the local auto parts store then made my switch plate with a graphics program and printed onto photo paper. Then covered with laminating film to protect and mounted it on a piece of 1/8" Masonite. It's next to the pillow and kind of handy.


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Postby toypusher » Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:16 pm

Deny,

That looks great! :thumbsup: Thansk for the idea, I will print out the labels and glue them to the aluminum. Maybe a coat of polyurethene and they should be good as gold. I was going to paint them black to match the rocker switches. Seems all the auto parts stores only carry the ones that have LEDs in them and I did not want the little light all night long.

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Postby toypusher » Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:49 pm

Denny,

Thanks again for the idea. :thumbsup:

Here's the result:

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Postby Denny Unfried » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:27 pm

Hey Kerry,

It turned out great. I used the rockers with the lighted led's but they are too bright if just laying around listening to the radio at night. There's a terminal on the back that can be disconnected so I pulled the plug on my radio led.

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Postby Steve Frederick » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:30 pm

I used 12-volt toggles, and a blank brass plate..Image
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