Without seeing teh switch... How long is a piece of string *;D *;D *:o *::)Originally Posted by 043122430 link=1261656689/0#0 date=1261656689
Mechanical switches can have all sorts of issues as to teh actual type of contact and the mouldings/ assembly.. *Then there is the issue of excessive load that can also cause problems.. *Again depends on what the rating is, of the switch Vs actual load..
Like many things in life..... Sometimes things just fail.. *:P
WHAT... Ya replaced a switch; *Trust ya did not access the internals and that it was a ELV and not a mains switch... Oh... Ya had a qualified person do it *;)
Stay safe and catch ya soon..
AM *:D ;D *;) ::) :P
Opps... Just viewed ya full post... That is due to dirty contacts (one side in particular) and a reasonable current load... *240V....
1: What is teh rating on the toggle switch... Can not make it out... Looks like 120V @ 20A (Not Acceptable breach of Australian standards).. *Must be rated @ 240V... If it is switching mains and or 240V ??? *
One would like to think that other units are correct and not using an under rated switch..
This is about the insulation rating... Regardless of any EST results, as it may pass to start with but not rated correctly and could fail when running at twice the Manufacturers stated voltage....... *
The condition of the insulation material is interesting... Arc over or getting very hot for some reason ?
2: What is the power rating of ya machine ? *1400W should be about only ~5A on full load, but surges could be significantly higher..
3: What was teh rating of the new switch... Do not tell me 120V... *Mal will have a fit.. *;D[/edit]