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Need help building a push switch box with indicator light

Dwayne Brown

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Hello I have a fog machine with a rocker switch (PRONIC R13) it has an indicator light in it that comes on when the machine heats up and is ready to use. What I need is a box with a push switch that i can operate with my foot. I have a switch box . I cannot find a momentary switch with an indicator light but I assume I can somehow hook up a push switch with a separate light I know little about doing something of the like but if I had a diagram to go by I'm sure I could hook it up. 20170830_175303.jpg 20170830_175342.jpg 20170830_175427.jpg 20170830_175303.jpg
 

dorke

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Welcome to EP.

It is not clear what you want to do.
Do you want to extended the distance of the power-on switch and indicator light from the smoke machine?
What is the purpose of the momentary switch?
What smoke machine do you have?
 

Alec_t

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If you use a double-pole switch of appropriate rating you can use one pole to switch the main function and the other pole to switch an indicator light.
 

Dwayne Brown

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Welcome to EP.

It is not clear what you want to do.
Do you want to extended the distance of the power-on switch and indicator light from the smoke machine?
What is the purpose of the momentary switch?
What smoke machine do you have?
The smoke machine is an FM-400P the momentary switch is so I can activate the switch with my foot giving short bursts of smoke. its too hard to operate by my foot with the rocker and if I don't shut it off right away I choke everybody on stage.
 

Dwayne Brown

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If you use a double-pole switch of appropriate rating you can use one pole to switch the main function and the other pole to switch an indicator light.
the 4 pin rocker switch has three wires connected with one pin open. I want to know how to wire the foot switch and the separate indicator light from those three wires.
 

Dwayne Brown

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If those are internal connections it sounds like the switch is effectively a single-pole type.
Yes I think so , Ive been doing some reading and I think a SPST is what i am loking for and I think I have the wiring figured out. what do you call a push switch that is normally in the off position and automatically turns off when you take your foot off the switch. on/on or on/off
 

Alec_t

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I'd call it a momentary-on switch.
Here are some DPDT examples, listed as 'On-Mom'.
 
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