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How to wire a lighted rocker so negative is switched

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woodtic

Joined: Aug 14 2007
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:25 am

Hi all - great forum! I need a lighted rocker that I can I make the negative wire the one that is switched. Is there a lighted rocker that has the indicator light separte from the switch? Thanks!
Kevin_S

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:26 am

just reverse your normal hookup.

and you can make your own. use an led and a plain rocker. if you need clarification, ask.
ImagoX

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:47 am

Yep - what Kevin said. All a switch does is create a "break" in the circuit that interrupts the flow of electricity. With a switched ground, you connect the accessory to the 12V positive directly and put the switch on the ground wire - when it's flipped off the connection to ground is broken and current cannot flow.
Phil
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:31 pm

I think you'll have to use a relay if you use a dependent LED switch

You could do it easier though with this independent one:

https://www.oznium.com/switches/rocker-switch - Look for the bottom one in the list "Amber LED Independent"
bad venge

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:59 pm

If it's an incandescent illuminated rocker you can feed 12 volts into the "GND" lug since you reversed the loop it'll light up
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