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Help wiring dpdt rocker switch (on-off-on) Answered

Hi I want to install a on-off-on waterproof dpdt rocker switch into my radio controlled boat. I want to run the motor and a set of led navigation lights with on side of the switch and the motor with no navigation lights on the other side. Is this possible and if so how would I wire the switch.

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9 years ago

Try the connection as shown in the diagram.

The power lead connects to both of the contacts on the center of the DPDT switch. The motor will receive power in either position. Only the one position (left side in the diagram) will supply power to the nav lights.