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Forum topic by Vinnie posted 01-14-2014 01:42 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2014 01:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: remote switch

I just purchased this remote switch for my Shop Vac. The shop Vac is 120 v, 10.5 A. The switch is 125v, 13A

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 01:49 AM

I use a similar product ( http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2987 ) on my shop vacuum … you should be fine.

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 01:53 AM

Someone on another site said ,Keep a eye on that switch ,your vac pulls 1325 watts and may not hold up.

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 01:59 AM

I wonder if I should return this switch and get a heavier one?

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 02:07 AM

Dunno … the product I use has been in service for almost 3 years. I use them to control my shop vacuum (Ridgid 6hp), my Jet DC650A duct collector, and my tuner.

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 02:11 AM

Hey vinnie, I have a big rigid vacuum and a 1 HP dust collector and haven’t had a problem yet. I think you will be fine

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 02:12 AM

Vinnie, you were on another site?

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#7 posted 01-14-2014 02:14 AM

It says on the package Incandescent load Max is 1000w

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#8 posted 01-14-2014 02:19 AM

Kaleb, What’s the worse that could happen….switch will burn out?

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#9 posted 01-14-2014 12:48 PM

13 amps is the most capacity I’ve seen on those. I keep looking for a 15 amp and haven’t found one. I think you will be fine, and the worst case would be that the switch burns out.

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#10 posted 01-14-2014 12:50 PM

Fred, Thanks…it’s been working great so far. I will just have to keep an eye on it. Thanks for your reply!

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