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Forum topic by Eduardo Rodriguez posted 04-20-2009 01:26 AM 918 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eduardo Rodriguez

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04-20-2009 01:26 AM

Hi everybody. A friend of mine gave two switches. I want to use it in a restoration of and old jointer. Reading the factory diagram, I must admit my total ignorance in order to do the wiring in 220V.

Any help will be appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-20-2009 02:07 AM

Do you have a model number and manufacturer? It looks like it is a six pole double throw switch but I am not sure of the pole connections from reading the paper diagram.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 02:13 AM

Yes is a Camsco brand, model CA030, but the web page is not helpful.

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 03:13 AM

You are right, not much help from the web page.

If you have a continuity tester, try checking continuity between terminals 1 and 2 with the switch in the OFF position and then again in the ON position. If you get continuity between these two connections when ON and no connection when OFF, try the same thing between terminals 3 and 4. It seems like the switch makes up several separate individual switches. As a final check, test for continuity between terminals 2 and 4 when OFF and ON to make sure there in never any connection between them.

If you get a connection between 1 and 2 when ON and not OFF- AND a connection between 3 and 4 when ON and not OFF- AND never any connections between 2 and 4 you should be able to wire one leg of the 220v through terminals 1 and 2 and the other leg of the 220v through terminals 3 and 4.

There are professional electricians here at LJ who can probably explain this better.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-21-2009 05:30 PM

Thanks!! I will try it…is the perfect oportunity to buy a tester and begin to know how to use it…

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 05:46 PM

You can make a simple tester with a D cell flashlight battery and a flashlight bulb.

Connect the positive end of the battery to the “end” of the bulb with a wire (solder them in place for a permanent connection). Connect one end of another wire to the side of the bulb- this becomes one of the tester leads. Connect one end of a third wire to the negative end of the battery- this becomes the second lead of the tester.

Touching the two wire “free” ends together should cause the lamp to light. This equals a connection.

When you test your switch the lamp should light when connections are made inside the switch and the lamp will stay off when there is no connection.

Hope this helps- of course buying a new “tool” is more fun :^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 04-22-2009 02:05 AM

Form the looks of the diagram, it looks like a simple 6 pole single stage switch. Does it have 2 or more positions when you turn the knob? The propaganda sheet says it has 3 stages, but only 2 positions, on and off. That doesn’t make much sense unless there are several steps between on and off. The connection diagram tells me all 6 poles are either open or closed with a single operation of the handle. I can see why you are confused!

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#7 posted 04-22-2009 04:32 PM

Topamax, only on and off!!! It´s looks like a 3Ph Switch.

I think that a wire bridge or something, must be done. I´m already in a business travel, as soon as I return home I will try to guess using a tester, homemade or brand new (...the little tool devil is suggesting…buy, buy!!!).

Thanks to all…

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