On & off switch

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Posh, Apr 17, 2014.

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  1. Posh

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    Have aquired a 12v battery & a 80psi pump. Have connected them up so pump runs. Fitted a hose on & put it a 25L drum & put a hose on the outlet of pump & hey presto it pumps out water from the drum. Thought this will be handy for a spare if one of my backpacks packs up. My problem is turning it off. I'm useless with wiring so can anybody recommend a switch to turn it on & off & how do you fit it. It needs only to be simple as its only a spare & hopefully won't be used much.
     
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  2. jimmyboots

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    Hi mate . I have just made the same for getting round the backs of terraced houses easily etc. The switch is simple, it is just a break of the live wire.
    One of these will do
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-250V-...mponents_Supplies_ET&var=&hash=item3a885d125a
    On your live wire just cut it and put each cut end onto the 2 terminals coming from the switch. The switch then joins and separates the connection when you turn on/off :)
     
  3. Posh

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    I've just looked at yours. I'm very impressed. So I take live wire from battery to switch terminal. What goes on other switch terminal & where does that go. Bear with me I'm useless when it comes to electrics.
    Also where did you get your box?
     
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    ditto what jimmyboots said take the live wire cut it in two and then put one end in one side and the other in the other side....really simples...:)
     
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    So does it make any difference which way around the two lives are connect on the switch?
     
  6. jimmyboots

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    :)
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