Toggle switch identification

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plmqaz

Joined Feb 11, 2019
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I have a toggle switch that needs replacing but I don't know the proper terms for its mechanical action and any identification numbers have long since worn away. It's a SPDT with center OFF, but you can't move the arm from one side to the other without releasing it at center. The action is this - push to center, release, then push to other pole. I've never come across a toggle switch like this before, and I'm hoping that someone here can help me out with the proper words to give to google.
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MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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This is a type used and sold by KB DC drives and distributors, I think I have one here.
If you have a KB or Baldor DC drive distributor near you, they may carry them.
It is used to prevent switching a DC motor from FWD to REV without a pause for it to stop.
Max.
 

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plmqaz

Joined Feb 11, 2019
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Max, that's exactly what it's being used for. I'll check out those companies you mentioned, thanks. Any idea on what the proper terminology is for this thing? Here's a picture of it

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