Simple electronics question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by BoDuke, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. BoDuke

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    Oct 23, 2008
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    Hi,
    I have a small project that I am doing for my halloween costume. I bought a lighted rocker switch from radio shack. All I want it to do is light up when I turn it on, nothing else. I have it wired to a 9 volt battery. When I connect the battery, it gets really hot. The switch has three prongs on it, power, load, and ground. How should I wire it so there is no danger of the battery exploding?
    The link to the switch is http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...witch&origkw=lighted+switch&parentPage=search

    Thanks,
    Larry
     
  2. mik3

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    Feb 4, 2008
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    Just connect the power pin to the positive terminal and the ground pin to the negative terminal.
     
  3. BoDuke

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    Oct 23, 2008
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    Awesome, thanks for the help. I'll do it now and let you know how it works.
     
  4. BoDuke

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    Oct 23, 2008
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    I had one of the wire connected to the load for some reason. Thanks again.
     
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