|Forum topic by sportflyer1||posted 02-21-2015 04:04 PM||556 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-21-2015 04:04 PM
The slide switch for my old shop vac is getting intermittent. It turns on OK but tends to switch off by itself due to vibrations . Last night I dismantled the unit and found that the panel mounted slide switch is rated at 11A , 125V . The switch body is definitely less deep( front to back) than the standard 6A slide switches I have in hand . The contacts in the Shop vac switch seems pretty large compared to the 6A switches. I can’ t even try to use the 6A rated switch because it’s too thick and wont fit.
I looked in Mouser and Digikey and basically 6A is what they have in their catalogs. 13A not available as a panel mounted slide switch. So I am in a quandary .
Perhaps I will need to drill a hole someplace else and use a toggle or rocker switch instead . Any ideas?
BTW 11 amps seem pretty hefty for a shop VAC. 11A at 125V is 1375 watts or approx 1.8 HP .