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16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram
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16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram

by kpurzycki on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:54 am

I just received the 16 mm LED switch (PN 1442A). It did not come with wiring details: I get + and-, but how do I wire the LED to be lit when activated and unlit when off? which terminal do I attach the resistor?

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Re: 16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram

by adafruit_support_carter on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:59 am

Just treat it like a normal LED, with the + being the anode / long leg and the - being the cathode / short leg. Same applies for locating the current limiting resistor.

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Re: 16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram

by kpurzycki on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:15 pm

A simple on off has only 2 lugs this switch has 4 2 log 2 short can you simply send me a simple wiring diagram as Adafruit usually does with what ever they sell on how to wire it correctl

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Re: 16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram

by adafruit_support_carter on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:28 pm

The + and - pins are labeled on the back of the button:
https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/1200x900/1442-04.jpg
Those two pins are the LED.

The other two pins are the button switch (like a normal on off has)

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Re: 16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram

by paulfecht on Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 am

Hi there, purchased the latching Blue LED on/off switch. Going to be turning on and off my 12v robot with it.
Hints, tips, tricks, wiring diagrams for doing so and not blowing the LED.....?

I'm considering putting a 1Kohm resistor in series with the LED... will that work.
A simple wiring diagram considering a 12v DC power supply would be greatly appreciated.
I'm assuming the LED uses around 3.3V and the switch is connecting 12v. Will the resistor
take care of this?

Thank you

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Re: 16 mm on/off led switch wiring diagram

by adafruit_support_carter on Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:14 am

@paulfecht Please start a new thread for your questions.

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