1 lamp (top), independent
Genuine Carling Rocker Switch
(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 Type||White Incandescent|
|Top Light||Independent (ext. trigger)|
|Dimensions||1.75 × 1 × 1.5 in|