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Old 08-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #29
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Which lighted switch on the website posted is the perfect fit????
The mini rocker switches. Part number A2-38 (green) or A2-23 (red)
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #30
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I just got off the phone with Lynn at Burnstine's. They will ship USPS for $6. If you aren't afraid of human interaction, call her at 547 848 1118 and save twelve bucks. The website is only set up for UPS.


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The mini rocker switches. Part number A2-38 (green) or A2-23 (red)
Yikes,
I'm glad you posted this. I had ordered the A1-31, I had to call her back quickly to change it.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #31
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I marvel at how many "projects" that are generated for SilverLeaf by threads like this. I'll be doing the install as soon as the switch arrives. While I haven't had an unwanted water issue, there are times I've forgotten to turn this off. Usually happens when I've pulled over at a rest stop or at lunch. GREAT idea and THANKS!
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I marvel at how many "projects" that are generated for SilverLeaf by threads like this. I'll be doing the install as soon as the switch arrives. While I haven't had an unwanted water issue, there are times I've forgotten to turn this off. Usually happens when I've pulled over at a rest stop or at lunch. GREAT idea and THANKS!
+1. Barry you've cost me a lot of money.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #33
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Here's a link for the Blue LEDS. $5.99 for 10, ready for 12V operation (drop resistor included).

Qty 10- LED Lights- 5mm pre wired 12 volt leds- 12V Blue : Amazon.com : Automotive

I plan to wire a couple of these up the to fantastic fans to show when they are on (hard to tell once the rain sensor has been activated) but I haven't found a clean source of switched 12V at the fan controls yet.
Brad, I have a 12 volt light in my outside storage compartment and one over my sewer outlet. Both of these I have accidentally turned on and unless I am active in these areas, I wouldn't know the lights were on, unless it was dark. The light in the storage compartment concerns me most, because with the door closed I wouldn't know it was on, even at night. I drained my battery pretty well on one dry camp trip because of it.

It would be cool to hook up one of these LED's at each location, or run it to the inside to alert me if one of these lights were left on. Might be another fun project to add to my list...like I need another one!
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LED indicators.

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Brad, I have a 12 volt light in my outside storage compartment and one over my sewer outlet. Both of these I have accidentally turned on and unless I am active in these areas, I wouldn't know the lights were on, unless it was dark. The light in the storage compartment concerns me most, because with the door closed I wouldn't know it was on, even at night. I drained my battery pretty well on one dry camp trip because of it.

It would be cool to hook up one of these LED's at each location, or run it to the inside to alert me if one of these lights were left on. Might be another fun project to add to my list...like I need another one!
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Well, if you wait a while I'll let you know how these work out. I just installed this one so we'll see if it lasts a while. I would imagine being an LED it should last forever but you get what you pay for so we'll see. I like your switch better than my solution but wanted blue as the color. I ordered a blue colored switch but it wasn't an exact fit like yours so I bailed and ordered the LEDs. They should work well as indicators or perhaps you can run fiber optics like GM used to in the cadillacs for positive lamp on IDs for the headlights and tail lights! I really thought those were cool out on the front fenders. RE: Another project, I understand completely.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #35
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I never leave my switch on, I only turn it on when using and have habit to turn it right back off again. I do have a very tender bathroom sink faucet, so have to always remember.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #37
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I bought a blue LED switch from Gama Electronics http://www.gamainc.com/site/epage/130272_941.htm

$6 plus $5 for shipping - took 2 or 3 days

My panel had a notch at the top for a small screwdriver to pry open (if you pry from the sides you have to bend 2 tabs at the bottom back into place to reinstall).

The switch fit right in - I added a short length of wire with a female terminal connector to the third tab and spliced it into the black ground wire coming out if the circuit board.
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Also, I think I had to reverse the yellow and green wires. One way the blue LED would be constantly on, the other way the blue LED would only be on when switched on.
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Someone had asked earlier and I did not see a reply to his question. Has anyone done this indicator light with a two switch system and did you have to do anything different than the above posts indicate?
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I would think this would work with a 2 switch system - but the light for each switch might only indicate the status of that switch, not if the other switch is "on". You would also have to buy a "2-way" switch (dual pole double throw DPDT?) instead of the single pole switch I used.

I'd look online for how a two way switch is wired in a house and the trailer should be the same. Then all GAMA and ask what would work.

The only thing different I did was add the ground wire - the was no third "wire to nowhere" in mine. I also spliced it to the black ground wire (connected to the white wire heading into the trailer) instead of attaching to the trailer skin for ground.
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I'd look online for how a two way switch is wired in a house and the trailer should be the same. Then all GAMA and ask what would work.
A three-way switch is for 2 switches; a 4-way is for 3 switches. I know, it doesn't make sense, but that is the way it is.

The third wire to nowhere may be for a 3-way switch because the cable between the switches has one more wire called the traveler. They may put that cable in all of them regardless of whether they have 2 or 1 switch.

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