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Thread: MAzzer SJ Timer switch

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    MAzzer SJ Timer switch

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    Hi,

    My timer switch on my super jolly stopped working a few years back. At the time I just joined the wires together and have been using the power point as the on/off.

    Today, After seeing the price of a new switch ($129) I decided to open up the old switch to try and fix it. I found that simply one of the flat copper pieces making up one "Pole" of the switch had broken at the point where it is bent at a right angle. This means the other side of the switch still works. (Confirmed with multimeter)

    I am thinking about leaving the Neutral wires joined together (as I have for the last few years) and connecting the Active wires back to the good side of the switch.

    Can anyone see any problems doing this? I am not sure why the grinder uses a switch which breaks both active and neutral wires.
    My other option was to get a new switch from jaycar. But when I had a look in the shop they only had switches that I could only join the active wires to anyway.
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    Decided not to go ahead and join up one side only. While it would work I believe it would introduce a safety risk leaving one side live all the time.
    So I am on the hunt for a replacement switch. I never really liked the timer and would prefer a simple on off.

    Does anyone know of a replacement on-off switch that would suit the SJ? Of course It has to be two poles.

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    Find a local electrician or site sponsor who can fix it.

    Here's one with the switch replaced though (not mine)
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    I think this is what you're after, pricey but you get to keep the look and don't need to faff around with patching an unsightly hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnafunk View Post
    I think this is what you're after, pricey but you get to keep the look and don't need to faff around with patching an unsightly hole
    Yes, it probably is but still recommend you follow the advice in Post #3...

    Mal.

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    Thanks guys, the grinder is pretty beat up and not worth too much - so I don't really want to fork out too much for a simple switch.
    I ordered a 16 amp DPST switch from China for $3. I will have my sparkly friend peer review my work
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    All done.
    Spoiled for choice now
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    Looks good.



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