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Why is my 12v battery pack is short circuiting? Answered

So. I made a simple circuit. 12v volt battery pack>on/off switch>two 12v led strips. The strips ran fine for hours, but when I turn the switch off, the battery pack short circuits. What is it I'm doing wrong/ not doing?

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seandogue
seandogue

4 years ago

It seems likely (to me) that you have incorrectly wired the switch so that the normally closed contact is connected to the center tap.

Only two of the three contacts should be wired. Ensure that NOTHING connects to the other contact

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

4 years ago

What type of switch? Can you send a picture?

Maybe you wired the switch in parallel on accident

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iceng
iceng

Answer 4 years ago

Yonatan that is not nice!

Why do you still [P] Copy my words of three days ago.

I bet you surely, do not know a knife switch.

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Answer 4 years ago

I don't know if you realize this, but this is getting really annoying, and you're wasting both of our time.

I have not copied any of your comment. A question can have several answers, by the way.

"[P]"?

Know what what of a knife switch?

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iceng
iceng

Answer 4 years ago

If you did not Plagiarize my asking about what switch, I would not get annoyed at your behavior .

Again you should not offer technical help if you can not read schematics or know what a knife-switch is used for.

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iceng
iceng

4 years ago

What kind of switch ?

Toggle ?

Slide ?

Rocker ?

Rotary ?

Push/Push ?

Byzantine ?

Knife ?

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rickharris
rickharris

4 years ago

Without photographs who knows.

Guess - your switch is wired incorrectly.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Answer 4 years ago

1+
Especially if the switch has three positions it is easy to wire them wrong.
That's why you should check with a multimeter if there is any doubt at all ;)