Re: Home depot remote switch for $25
It might work for awhile, but the arcing on the contacts may result in either
a) The contacts freeze open
b) The contacts freeze closed
If you are willing to risk those possibilities, then go for it.
My old beaver lathe had a light switch on the 1/2 HP motor, that I replaced with a double pole motor rated switch from BusyBee.
I'm an electrical engineer with 30 years experience in motors, drives, switchgear, etc. Just so you know where I'm coming from.
Last edited by Randy in Calgary; 06-16-2012 at 10:55 PM.
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