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Old 05-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Hey could anyone tell me what kind of switch this is? Its a switch to my attic fan. Itd be nice if I could get it fixed because it stopped working and summer is coming and that fan helps keep my house cold.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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does the switch 'stay' in the position you leave it, or is it a 'momentary' style switch


But you have what appears to be a Single Pole, Double Throw, Center Off switch. Momentary contact or not is the only other variable, most electrical suppliers should be able to get their hands on one of these, I don't think you'll find one at the big box stores

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It's stays in the position you flip it to. I've heard from my teacher that it's a 2 speed or something like that too? I go to school for electricity but have never worked on this kind of switch. Just wanted to ask others what they think it is.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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What you are looking for is a 'Single Pole, Double Throw, Center Off, Maintained Contact' switch. Pass & Seymour Cat # 1221 for 15A, 1225 for 20A



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I - Ivory
W - White
LA - Light Almond
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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Yeah that's the one. Where could I find one at?
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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Try an electrical supply house.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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So I couldn't just get one from lowes or home depot?
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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So I couldn't just get one from lowes or home depot?


Not likely, not a very widely used switch.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #9
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Well thanks for the help guys!

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