Drill motor switch, new question

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Gdrumm, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Gdrumm

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

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    I've found a similar switch, but it is rated 12v.
    The drill motor which needs a new switch is 120v.

    The switches look the same in terms of the small metal contacts, etc., but when I took the old 120v one apart, there was a miniture circuit (perhaps a diode) in the bottom part of the switch.

    Is it possible that the 12v and 120v switches be interchangeable, yes or no?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. raybo

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    Oct 18, 2008
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    NO switches are rated for voltage breakdown and rated for current arcs. get something better then before is the ticket.
     
  3. beenthere

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    The 12 volt rated switch is not safe to use with 120 VAC.
     
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