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Old 04-02-2020, 09:06 AM   #1
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Rocker Switch

Put a camera on the rear of Laredo 225MK. The camera power supply is hot all the time. I have found the feed to the camera and plan on putting switch in the feed to shut the power off when not needing the camera. I looked on Amazon and there are zillions of options. Can anyone recommend a rocker switch to use. Do not want one with a light, just needs to be 2 pole. Want a good quality switch.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:51 AM   #2
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Why a 2 pole? Any switch would do, low voltage, low amperage equals very little load. To me, it would make sense to install a 12vdc remote switch/relay. You can pick one up for under $20 and then you don't need to go inside and you can turn it on or off from the drivers seat.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:02 AM   #3
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If you are looking to interrupt voltage to one wire to the camera power supply any single pole single throw (SPST) rocker switch will work. You should be able to pick one up any of the chain auto parts stores.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:24 AM   #4
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We installed a rocker/single pole switch on our rear observation camera to shut off when not in use. The only issue we've had is if I forget to turn it on before we put the slides in. Then my lovely wife volunteer's to climb across the counter to turn it on. So I may look into the remote control switch before I wear her out. We really like our rearview and side view cameras and can bring the monitor in from the truck to use the system as a security monitor.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:36 AM   #5
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Why a 2 pole? Any switch would do, low voltage, low amperage equals very little load. To me, it would make sense to install a 12vdc remote switch/relay. You can pick one up for under $20 and then you don't need to go inside and you can turn it on or off from the drivers seat.
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We installed a rocker/single pole switch on our rear observation camera to shut off when not in use. The only issue we've had is if I forget to turn it on before we put the slides in. Then my lovely wife volunteer's to climb across the counter to turn it on. So I may look into the remote control switch before I wear her out. We really like our rearview and side view cameras and can bring the monitor in from the truck to use the system as a security monitor.
Another gadget and it saves you're DW from being an acrobat. Sounds like a win win!
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Old 04-08-2020, 05:27 PM   #6
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Installed a switch in the ceiling, in the closet in the bathroom. When the camera is turned off, there is no power to the lights in the outdoor kitchen. This is no big deal, since the outdoor kitchen will not be used.
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