1 lamp (top), independent
Genuine Carling Rocker Switch

SKU: MFM-WI-00 Category:


(ON)-OFF-(ON)  Momentary Switch

The VLD1-A60B is a fairly common and flexible rocker switch.  It is Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) and it’s function is (ON)-OFF-(ON), where (ON) represents a momentary function.  It has one independent lamp at the top of the switch  (What’s this?).  This switch would be used when you want to feed (2) loads from 1 or 2 sources momentarily (like opening and closing an electric or hydraulic door/hatch, or a boat’s tilt/trim system).  The lamp acts as a backlight, triggered by an external signal.

This switch may also be used as a SPDT switch by simply not using 3 of the terminals.

We say it’s flexible for a reason: Notice in the wiring schematic, that the two halfs of the switch are isolated from each other… which allows flexibility to use, say… the right side (pins 4-5-6) for current switching, and the left side (1-2-3) for a low voltage external lamp.  With pins 1-2-3 and 4-5-6 isolated, you can provide two different inputs… for instance, you could put 12V+ into pin 2, and 12V- into pin 5, and with a few jumpers can reverse polarity on an electric motor, which is a very common use for this switch.

This is a rocker switch body only.  This V-series switch is meant to be paired with our custom etched rocker actuators (covers) or other actuators for a complete switch unit.  All actuators sold on this site will fit this switch.  When using our custom etched actuators you would NOT want to add a “Bottom Lens” for this switch (What’s this?).

Like all our rocker switches this is a genuine Carling Technologies product.  It is IP68 sealed dustproof and waterproof.

Light TypeWhite Incandescent
Top LightIndependent (ext. trigger)
Bottom LightNone
Voltage Rating12Vdc
Current Rating20A
Download the full specification for Carling V-Series rocker switches:

V-Series Spec Sheet.pdf

Download a printable and save-able wiring diagram for this switch:

VLD1-A60B Wiring Diagram.pdf
momentary switch wiring diagram

Carling VLD1-A60B Rocker Switch Wiring Diagram

Additional information

Weight .06 lbs
Dimensions 1.75 × 1 × 1.5 in


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “VLD1-A60B”