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Chrazyman

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Posted: 02/06/15 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never would have thought these would be that hard to find. I am looking for a replacement switch for an overhead light in my travel trailer. On the side is stamped:
DF-IS001
212481
3A 14V"T
I've looked on numerous RV parts sites, eBay, and RadioShack to no avail. Any help?

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I bought a couple just like that at a RV dealer in Branson, MO. From that, I just figured that it was a common thing to find. Maybe not with the on-off marking. Maybe someone else will come up with a solution.


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Posted: 02/06/15 03:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These two companies offer after market switches. You should measure switch opening for proper fit.
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Posted: 02/06/15 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didnt search Cole Hersee but you may find it on their site.

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Measure the hole for the switch, and search for a snap-in switch of the right type that fits the hole. There's a fairly good chance it's standardized. Ideally you want a switch that's rated for DC use. (The last line embossed on the old switch says that it's rated for 3A at 14 V DC; the solid line with the dotted line means DC, while a squiggly line means AC.)

There's no need to find precisely the same model number of switch so long as the physical dimensions and electrical ratings are acceptable. I suppose finding one that's whitish would be preferable aesthetically speaking.

Places like Digi-key and Mouser, among others, sell very many different brands and styles of switches.





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I wound up having to replace the whole light because I could not find the switch.... Found a light for less than $10 on Amazon....


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Posted: 02/06/15 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a switch on eBay.


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Posted: 02/06/15 08:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm not an electrician. Does the 3A 14V not matter? The one on eBay is different. Thanks for everyone's help.

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I would pass on this switch. It is not rated for DC, only for AC. Yes, it CAN make a difference.

If you find one rated for DC, it needs to be AT LEAST 3 amps and AT LEAST 12v. Larger numbers are fine.


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Digikey.com

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