Fri, 28 Nov 2003 17:50:19 -0800 (PST)
Most of the generally available marine switches are of poor
quality and not sealed.
--- Glenn Babcock <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm wiring up my panel, and I'm looking for
> recommendations on power
> switches. I don't plan to use a prefab switch/power
> unit, and have already
> completed my breaker panel.
> I want to install rocker switches for various lights
> (NAV, landing, etc.) on
> the main panel, and rockers for engine functions (mags,
> starter, fuel pump,
> etc.) on the overhead panel. I would like the switches
> to have a lighted
> label and a power indicator light.
> I also need push buttons for the stick and panel mounted
> switches such as
> PTT, autopilot, COM flip, etc.
> I did find an interesting looking item by Carling
> (www.carlingtech.com) called the Contura. This is an
> attractive, sealed
> switch with LED lighting for both label and status. It's
> rated 20A at
> 12VDC. DigiKey has it available.
> Should I stick with sealed switches (marine type)?
> Besides obvious sources like Spruce and Chief, any tips
> on sources?
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James F. Agnew
Velocity 173 Elite Aircraft Completed & Flying