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Wire 3 position 6 prong switch

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ronsimpson

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I have what is probably the same switch. 3-position. "on", "off", "on"
In the middle "off" position all of the pins are not connected.

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JonSea

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Ditto what Ron said, adding for a rocker or toggle switch, the center contacts will usually be connected to the contacts opposite the switch handle, i.e., if the handle is up, the bottom contacts will be connected.
 

JimB

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for a rocker or toggle switch, the center contacts will usually be connected to the contacts opposite the switch handle, i.e., if the handle is up, the bottom contacts will be connected.
I agree with that IF the switch is one of the smaller miniature toggle switches.

However, for the larger type as shown in the picture from U143, the opposite is usually true,
ie when the toggle is in the UP position, the centre contact connects to the upper contact,
and when the toggle is in the DOWN position, the centre contact connects to the lower contact.

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JonSea

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Better check with an ohmmeter, because that's opposite my experience.
 

Unforgiven143

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Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the knowledge information. You have opened my eyes to how thus works.
How would I include a battery and a socket for charging the battery?
I am making an ammo can boom box.
 
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