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In industrial and laboratory settings, electrical switches are one of the most important parts of electrical systems. Switches turn electricity and electrical equipment on and off with ease, making a worker or lab tech's job simpler. They can shut off equipment in an emergency or provide instant access to power supplies when needed. Grainger caries a wide selection of industrial electrical switches for a wide range of needs. With Grainger, businesses will find switches for power supplies, electrical equipment, pumps, appliances, electronics and even musical devices.

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specific case: Garage door opener operates an integrated 100W bulb socket. I'd like to use that to operate a set of much more powerful lights. The use of a screw-in converter from socket to 2-prong outlet isn't possible due to wattage / other restrictions on the unit. I'd like it to activate a switch that operates another light.
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Grainger does not stock a switch that operates the same as your description. However, you may be able to incorporate a relay into the circuit. Please call us at 800-323-0620 so we can help you select a relay that will fit your application.

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If you're handy with tools, why not build something yourself? Use the 120 VAC from your controlled light socket as exitation to operate a solid state relay, or even an old fashioned electro-mechanical relay. That way, you could switch as much power as you want. A look thru Grainger's catalog might reveal several items that could fulfill your requirement. If you can't buy it, then build it!
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in the garage opener is a relay. you can use the relay contacts to run to another contactor/relay, which will engage when that opener relay engages. then you run the line side of that auxillary contactor from an alternative power source (such as another lighting circuit) then run the load side of the auxillary contactor to the lights that you want operated.
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Without knowing the type of cord on the toothbrush, we have no way of knowing the answer to your question. Please call us at 800-323-0620 so we can discuss your need.

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Take a look at Grainger Catalog No. 2X547. It's an in-line power cord on/off switch like you describe. It might be a little bit large for your taste, but it'll get the job done.
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I have seen an inline switch/plug for 120 volts that looks like a cube and has a male end for plugging into an outlet, female to plug the device into and a toggle switch for on/off. I'm assuming you mean a 120 volt toothbrush.
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I noticed that your spst ceiling fan switch is made from Mexico. It says that it is Heavy Duty and I was wondering if it is better made than the ones from China. I purchase three switches from Home Depot, all from China and they all got stuck open or close withing a year. The last one I bought lasted 4 months. I really would like to buy American, but I do not think they make these little pull chain switches. Do you reccomend the ones from Mexico?
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We would like to be more specific, but are not sure which "Heavy Duty" switch you are looking at. Grainger has a couple of switches that might be used. 2X373, is from Mexico and would work for the fan or the light kit. 3AY52 is from China and would work for the light kit if you have one.

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Take a look at Grainger Catalog No. 2X373. It's a pull chain switch like you describe, it's rated at 6A, 125 VAC, and it's made by LEVITON, an American company.
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switch is centered with on/on either side. it is used to open & close a pool cover. # on switch is 0E3750
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We apologize; we are unable to find any information on a switch by Leviton numbered 0E3750. Grainger does stock switches as you describe in a couple different styles and amperages. Please call us at 800-323-0620 so we can assist you in obtaining a switch that meets your project needs.

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Take a look at Grainger catalog No. 2LNA1. It is a single-pole, double-throw rocker switch with center position Off. The switch fits a rectangular opening 0.540 wide by 1.140 inches long. You should check the specs to see if this switch will handle the current requirements of your application. I believe it's rated at 16A, 120V, but check just to make sure. Also note that no claim is made about this switch being waterproof -- a possible concern given your intended application.
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is a 220v motor, has a cable connected as to shut off when reached limit- now is a rotary knob, but does not need to be.. the brand of lift is nusbaum... 2-post, 9000lb-
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We need more information on your switch. Please contact us at 800-323-0620 for help locating a switch that will work for your installation.

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Field of Industry:: AUTOMOTIVE
Product used for:: OVEN AT HOME
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Grainger has received your question and due to the nature of the question, and lack of technical parameters, is unable to provide an answer at this time. Please call your local Grainger branch and ask to speak with Technical Product Support for HVAC products. Please have information available such as the make and model of the oven, the minimum and maximum temperature ratings, and the voltage and amperage being controlled.

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I am searching for a remote control switch which is similar to a 110 volt remote control. This is usually an electronic plug-in device that
allows the appliance power cord to be plugged into it before the device is plugged into the wall recepticle. The switch is controlled by a hand-held remote wireless transmitter. We are needing one which is rated for a major appliance in the 220 to 240 volt category.
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Unfortunately, Grainger does not currently offer a product that meets your project needs.

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Unfortunately Grainger does not currently stock any Sylvania circuit breakers.

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Rectangular Switch (Electrical) activated on the long side, three (3) contacts; Common, Normally Open, and Normally Closed. These switches go underneath the brake peddle to activate the brake lights and any other electrical signals that are required.
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We are unable to locate the manufacturers specification information. However, from what we have found and your description, please look at Grainger item number 6X286 as a possible alternative. If this is not correct, please call us at 800-323-0620 so we can discuss your switch in more detail.

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Grainger does stock micro switches with those ratings, however, we do need more information on the style of switch. Please call us at 800-323-0620 so we can assist you in selecting the proper switch for your project.

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