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Offline magician59

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Re: Pilot switch
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 12:36:24 PM »
I always get the spst,dpst,spdt,etc. designations confused. That's why I parenthetically added "ON/Off". My switch has an indicator lamp (Neon?) that allows me to see when the switch is closed. (lights on). You see the trouble I stir up by trying to speak the language of the industry? This was intended to be a simple question with a short answer.

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Re: Pilot switch
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2010, 01:04:34 PM »
Just buy a standard "illuminated wall switch"

only need the original 2 wires ...

The built-in light will illuminate when the Switch is OFF.

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Re: Pilot switch
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2010, 01:04:45 PM »
You could get 120 volt led light and mount it on the switch cover. Then you would have a indicator and a night light.
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Re: Pilot switch
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 03:13:35 PM »
I probably shouldn't jump in but my lighted wall switch, ( which lets me know if the light is on in the attic of my garage) lights up when the switch is ON.

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Re: Pilot switch
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2010, 03:35:35 PM »
... lights up when the switch is ON.
then it would need a 3rd connection, or the Wall Switch Box would need to be metal, connected to a ground, yet some Wall Switches use plastic boxes, and no ground.
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Re: Pilot switch
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 04:01:58 PM »
Major you must have a 3 way switch with 2 travelers.
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