The switch wil probably handle the current, but it may arc over and
become damaged in the open position with 125 VAC applied, especially if you
are opening an inductive load. You can't be sure without further specs.
Gene Smar AD3F
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From: "Ray Benny" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:58 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] DC vs. AC rated switch
>I ordered and received two 3PDT switches that I ordered from ebay. They
> have the spring loaded center off position. I want to use one of them to
> replace my up/down switch for my old motoroized Tristao tower. The
> are rated for 30 amps at 12VDC. They have solder/ push type on lugs and
> look husky. They are new and have absolutely no marking on them except the
> sticker that says 30A 12VDC. Physically, they are the same size at the
> type toggle switches that you would find in any junk box. I'm sure they
> were made is China.
> My question: will they handle 15 amp at 125 VAC? That's what the raising
> motor is rated for. I could certainly try one and see what happens.
> nr Prescott, AZ
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