Need help with a switch electrical gurus!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Maveric169, May 15, 2003.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Ok here is the deal, I found a lighted SPST rocker switch that I really like and bought but then I realized that it is for 120VAC! GRRRR I need it for 12VDC, now the switch it's self works as a switch but it doesn't light up when turned on. Is there anyway I can get this switch to light up?
     
  2. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    Just stating the obvious but can you get access to the led to change it for a 12v one or is it a sealed unit ?.

    Otherwise i cannot think where or how your going to get enough juice to safely light it up.
     
  3. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    No it is a sealed unit. Someone on another forum sayed something like the bulb is probley a 3 volt and to use a resistor, but it didn't make any sense to me.