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Grainger Item #: 2LNA1
Rocker Switch, Contact Form SPDT, Number of Connections 3, Switch Function On/Off/On, Terminals 1/4 In. Quick Connect Tab, Mounting Hole 0.54 In. x 1.14 In., AC Contact Rating 16A @ 125V, 12A @ 250V, HP -, Body Color Black, Switch Color Black, Operating Temp. Range 32 Degrees to 104 Degrees F, Standards UL, CUL, TUV, CE
 
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5 out of 5
Yes, I recommend this product.
PostedJanuary 25, 2013
This switch was a replacement for the one used in an existing bathroom ceiling exhaust fan/heater. Installation was easy and presented no problems. I loved the very positive feel of the detent action, which was a significant improvement over that of the switch being replaced.
Product FeaturesGreat value for money, High Quality, Durable/Performs well
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I'm looking for a motion detector switch that will turn on a light when I enter a room and turn off when I leave.

Take a look at Grainger Catalog No. 25L178. It's an occupancy/vacancy switch intended to replace an existing On-Off switch while still fitting inside the existing switch electrical box. This switch appears to be a new product for Grainger and it sells for about one-third the price of their other offerings. But be aware of the 240 Watt power limitation if you do decide to use this switch. You might also want to buy Grainger's Item No. 6A677 Wall Plate (less than a buck) which has the right size cutout for the switch and also matches its color.
1 year, 5 months ago
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converters

to convert 110 to 220
Grainger has several step-up/step-down transformers in their catalog. Take a look at their catalog number 16V986. It's a 500 Watt unit at what appears to be a very reasonable price.
1 year, 5 months ago
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I purchase some power tools from UK 220/240, I need a converter 110/120

You want to run some 240 VAC British power tools off of the 120 VAC power supplied here in the United States, correct? Take a look at Grainger Catalog No. 18C924. It's a power transformer with a 2 to 1 turns ratio, meaning that it will take 240 volts and step it down to 120 volts, or in your case, take 120 volts and step it up to 240 volts. The transformer is rated at 1500 Watts. Check the nameplates on your power tools to verify that their power requirements (input volts X maximum current draw) don't exceed the 1500 Watt power limitation of the transformer. Note that it's the nature of these kinds of transformers to last a very long time, so once you buy one, you'll probably never have to replace it.
1 year, 5 months ago
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is there an single line in line switch for the wire to an electric toothbrush?

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.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Looking for two ceiling fan light swithes for an on/off switch. I purchased some from Home Depot, but they are trash.

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?
Field of Industry:: retired from city of Austin
Product used for:: water/wastewater instrumentation
Years purchasing from Grainger:: 12
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.
1 year, 5 months ago
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HARD ONE: Need a specialty switch to activate another fixture when activated!

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.
Anything??
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!
1 year, 5 months ago
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Toggle Switch to operate pool cover made by Leviton

switch is centered with on/on either side. it is used to open & close a pool cover. # on switch is 0E3750
Field of Industry:: Home Improvement
Product used for:: opening & closing pool cover
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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