Introduction: Pera Light Switch
This is a really easy project just to cover a need I had. There was this light that I wanted to switch on and off from my bed without adding a new sitch to the wall or anything too slow. So I came up with this switch. In Catalan we call it "interruptor de pera" (pear switch) and with some extra wire and a plug I got my new switch.
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Step 1: Step 1: the Material
1 - Pear switch
2 - female power plug
3 - male power plug
4 - strip of 2 wire cable ( I took it form the power connetor of an old laptop, so I had the male and wire already joined)
5 - screwdriver, pliers and cutter
Step 2: Step 2: Connect the Female Plug
About 10 cm from the male plug cut the cover of the cable to get to the wires.
Take off an 8 cm loop of the wires.
Cut one of them in a half (I choosed the blue one)
Open the female plug and connect both ends to it.
Close the plug and that's all.
I added one calbe tie (unex) in order to keep the llop tight to the wire and strongly keep both blue wires together out of the plug.
Step 3: Step 3: Add the Switch
Last step of all.
Slid the cover of the switch to the cable.
Connect the two wires to the switch:
Be sure to connect the 2 positions that act like switch. Usually this switches have 4 screws to allow multiple switching.
Hold the screws, roll the cover and that's all.
Hope it's helpfull.