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Wiring directions/diagram for using toggle switches instead of Atlas controllers for switches, where do the wires go?

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aet
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Wiring directions/diagram for using toggle switches instead of Atlas controllers for switches, where do the wires go?
Posted by aet on Saturday, May 3, 2008 10:19 AM

Hi again,

thanks for the info on toggle switches.

Atlas switches have 3 wires, can someone explain/diagram where the 3 wires go in relation to the toggle switches and how to hookup to an AC power source. This is all new to me.

 

Thanks

DT

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Posted by Johnnny_reb on Saturday, May 3, 2008 10:38 AM
 aet wrote:

Hi again,

thanks for the info on toggle switches.

Atlas switches have 3 wires, can someone explain/diagram where the 3 wires go in relation to the toggle switches and how to hookup to an AC power source. This is all new to me.

 

Thanks

DT

If your using Atlas switch machines you would do better using "single pole single throw momentary contact" push button switches. Because if you leave the "Toggle" switch on you will burn out the Atlas switch machine.

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Posted by jrbernier on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 12:42 PM

  What you need is 'momentary' SPDT or DPDT toggle switch with 'center off'.  Look at this listing for a Miniatronics item:

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/475-3622002

  Run power from the power supply to the center position, and each of the outboard positions will go to each side of the Atlas switch machine.  The 'common' terminal on the switch machine goes back to your power supply common terminal.

Jim

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