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Lighted toggle switches

Post by Beachbum24 » Friday, 13 July 2018, 12:43 PM

Hello CBRT, I did the channel expansion on my Galaxy DX959. What i'm wondering, is it possible to use a spst lighted switch for this. I ask because when i put my test meter to the pins to figure the wiring, no matter how i do it, there will be power, which seems it would kill my radio. Just wondering if anyone has used these before for this application. Or maybe i should be using a spdt switch. Which i think i do.

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Re: Lighted toggle switches

Post by Beachbum24 » Friday, 13 July 2018, 13:37 PM

I have a cure, going to hook up a power supply to it and test the volts across the pins. Just to make sure no volts are going to my radio
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Re: Lighted toggle switches

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 13 July 2018, 13:46 PM

I think the lighted SPST switches will only work when the make/break poll is a ground. You don't want to be suppling the mod with a 12v source, it will fry the PLL circuit. now on the other hand using a DPST switch, one half is the 12v souce and a ground the other can switch the mod.

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Re: Lighted toggle switches

Post by Beachbum24 » Friday, 13 July 2018, 14:13 PM

I figured i had the wrong switch, just wasn't quit sure which one i needed. And that's what i was trying to avoid, volts going to the pll.
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