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  • 2850Bounty
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    I agree with Jim.

    Six terminals is fairly standard, and the additional negative would be for an eluminated toggle.





    This would be for the eluminated toggle handle.


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  • JimMc
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    Power and a return for the light in the switch,positive and negative.

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  • Guest
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    JimMc wrote:
    Likely extra terminals are to light the switch, not part of circuit. Six pin. Aka DPDT is all you should need. DOUBLE POLE DOUBLE.THROW
    Excellent point - sadly i had totally overlooked the fact that the light itself would require any power source....

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  • JimMc
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    Likely extra terminals are to light the switch, not part of circuit. Six pin. Aka DPDT is all you should need. DOUBLE POLE DOUBLE.THROW

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    Guest started a topic Toggle Switch: on-off-on 8 terminal!-gctid400971

    Toggle Switch: on-off-on 8 terminal!-gctid400971

    So my anchor/nav light switch broke. Its an on-off-on toggle, easy to find right? Nope.

    Mine has 8 terminals, which is starting to seem impossible to find. I can find nothing locally, marine, automotive or electronic shops. No one can even order one.

    Greatlakesskipper has one that would work perfectly, but for the $9.99 switch, its $40 to have it shipped to eastern Canada - seems a little excessive.

    6 terminal switches are everywhere - so, before I fork out the shipping costs, can I alter my 8 terminal switch to a 6? I'm assuming (and could definitely be wrong) that several of the lights are on their own circuit - can they be combined to drop it from an 8 to a 6? (perhaps that's a silly question).

    I leave this to the wiring champs out there.
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