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turbogt16v

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i got a swich rated 6a 250ac,
will it be enough for powering dc power adapter, rated 12v 10a.
 

BobK

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No. DC current rating of switches is lower than the AC rating.

Bob
 

Externet

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What side of the adapter is switching, primary or secondary ?
 

davenn

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the swich is before power adapter.
it is swich for ac


OK

then a 6A 250V switch should be OK
There would be around 0.5 - 1A flowing on the primary side

It could be easily worked out .... too early in the morning for me to do that here
 

BobK

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I take back my reply. It is okay for switching the primary.

Bob
 
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