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#928012 - 04/15/12 01:53 PM What kind of switch do I need?  
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I'm getting everything together to hook back up my lockup & I need a simple push button switch for what I have planned. Problem is, I'm not sure what the correct name for it is blush.
I need a switch that can operate in the following manner.

Push button style, normally open that the button will return to it's original position after pressed, but the circuit will remain closed even if you're not holding the button. I also need it that if it looses the 12v source, it will return to being open until it is pressed again.
The only thing I can think of that works that way, is a defroster switch.

What do I need?

#928041 - 04/15/12 07:03 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Not sure Jonathan but I think you need a relay in that circuit.

Richard

#928294 - 04/17/12 04:09 AM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: lugnut]  
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Why not a simple toggle switch? Can you connect it through the original purple wire that came from the brake pedal?


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#928320 - 04/17/12 12:22 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: baaboo]  
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Richard, I know I could wire it with a relay, but I swear I have seen a switch that operates like I said before. I just can't find it now.

baaboo, I could use a toggle switch, but for what I had planned (which I will get into detail later) the style of switch I listed would be ideal. It will be connected to the purple wire at the pedal.

I might have to simplify how I want it to operate though.

#928334 - 04/17/12 02:29 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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I can't think of a single switch which accomplishes your process. IIRC the rear defrost works on a timer so that will likely not work. Maybe an off / on / mom on switch would work with a couple of relays. Places that sell HD truck parts ( like Traction ) would be a great place to find what you need for switches as they typically have a large display and multiple styles and colours as well their stuff will be better quality than you may find on-line or from PrincessAuto or CDN Tire.


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#928349 - 04/17/12 05:04 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: axisg]  
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try this link it will give you ideas or look at this one momentary to constant output (link) relay link . you will not find a switch doing what you want to do by itself you will need a circuit or relays to do it.


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#928358 - 04/17/12 05:55 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Originally Posted By: Monte_ExpreSS
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Push button style, normally open that the button will return to it's original position after pressed, but the circuit will remain closed even if you're not holding the button. I also need it that if it looses the 12v source, it will return to being open until it is pressed again.
The only thing I can think of that works that way, is a defroster switch.

What do I need?
Search the12volt.com , but you need a monetary switch, and 2 relays. I forget how to wire the relays so they hold power until a trigger is introduced.



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#928361 - 04/17/12 06:07 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: kubihibi]  
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Hey kubihibi if you would of click on the link itís exactly what you are saying the link is the12volt.com and it show the 2 relay you are talking about....


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#928387 - 04/17/12 10:39 PM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: 2mcss]  
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^^ great link !!
There is also a 4 relay setup using a momentary switch for on/off.
Great stuff!


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#928412 - 04/18/12 12:03 AM Re: What kind of switch do I need? [Re: 84 ZZ4]  
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Aha! Thanks Alan, that should work out just like I need, great link indeed.


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